Dec. 27, 2016 – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) final rule for modernizing injury data collection will go into effect Jan. 1, 2017. The rule requires certain employers to electronically submit data from their work-related injury records to OSHA, and also solidifies employee anti-retaliation protections for reporting work-related injuries and illnesses.
Employers affected by this final rule include:
- those with at least 250 employees
- those with between 20 and 249 employees listed under a high-risk industry
The final rule takes effect on Jan. 1, 2017, but compliance with anti-retaliation provisions and reporting deadlines will be phased in through 2019.