June 1, 2017 – A recent update on its recordkeeping webpage indicated the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will not be ready to receive electronic workplace injury and illness reports by the established deadline, July 1, 2017. No new reporting deadline has been adopted yet.
The final rule has met significant opposition and its validity is currently being challenged in federal court. Affected establishments should continue to record and report workplace injuries as required by law and should monitor these developments to learn whether a new reporting deadline will be adopted.
OSHA’s electronic reporting rule requires certain establishments to report information electronically from their OSHA Forms 300, 300A and 301, while OSHA is required to provide a secure website that can be used to collect the required information.
If you have any questions regarding OSHA’s electronic reporting rule, please contact your North Risk Partners advisor. Don’t have an advisor? No problem. We’ll help you find one.
This regulatory update is not intended to be exhaustive nor should any discussion or opinions be construed as legal advice. Readers should contact legal counsel for legal advice.