OSHA Sets Dec. 1 Deadline for Online Data
The federal Occupational Safety and Health and Administration (OSHA) is proposing a Dec. 1 date for employers to comply with new rules requiring that businesses electronically submit injury and illness data as part of the agency’s Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses final rule.
Originally, the compliance date was July 1. OSHA agreed to the delay in order to give the administration of President Donald Trump an opportunity to review the electronic reporting system, which will not be available until Aug. 1, according to news reports and a notice published on June 28 in the Federal Register.
The rule, which took effect on Jan. 1, requires businesses with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information from OSHA’s Form 300A to the agency, which intends to make the information public on its website.