Dec. 15: OSHA Electronic Recordkeeping Deadline

Posted December 7, 2017 at 6:06 pm

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced that after two earlier delays, its new deadline for companies to complete electronic filing of OSHA safety records is Dec. 15.

The online recordkeeping initiative, begun during the administration of President Barack Obama, originally had a July 1 deadline. That date was pushed back due to problems with the agency’s electronic portal system, which didn’t adequately protect user information, according to news reports.

OSHA officials recently have said that the agency intends to include other changes to its electronic recordkeeping rule. These could impact safety-incentive programs and post-incident drug testing for employees, the reports said. Additional adjustments by OSHA may be forthcoming as well. But to avoid the risk of possible penalties, operators should prepare their information to submit online by Dec. 15. Click here for details.