OSHA Proposes New Deadline for Electronic Reporting

June 29, 2017 – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed a new December 1, 2017 deadline to receive electronic workplace injury and illness reports. The previous deadline was set for July 1, 2017. This updated deadline was proposed to provide the new administration an opportunity to review the new electronic reporting requirements prior to their implementation and allow affected entities sufficient time to familiarize themselves with the electronic reporting system.

Affected establishments should continue to record and report workplace injuries as required by law and should monitor these developments to learn when a new reporting deadline is officially 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.

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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.