Starting January 2017, all employers with (a) 20 to 249 employees in certain hazardous industries, or (b) 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep Occupatioal Safety and Health Administrations (OSHA) injury and illness records, must also must electronically send OSHA information about workplace injuries and illnesses. OSHA may request such information from other employers. Information from these OSHA records will be publicly posted on OSHA’s website. Information about workplace injuries and illnesses must be reasonably collected in a way that does not discourage employees from reporting. All employees must be notified of the reporting procedure, and that they are free to report workplace injuries and illnesses without fear of retaliation. For more information, refer to the OSHA Fact Sheet.
Update May 17, 2017: OSHA anounced that it is not accepting electronic submissions of injury and illness logs at this time as outlined in our previous post. The agency intends to propose extending the initial 2016 reporting date of July 1, 2017. Updates will be posted on their site when available.
Update November 22, 2017: OSHA extended the 2016 reporting deadline to December 15, 2017. See our recent post for details.
Update December 22, 2017: OSHA will accept 2016 data through December 31, 2017. See our latest post for details.Back to News and Information