Department of Labor Announces Rule Expanding Submission Requirements for Injury, Illness Data

New rule takes effect on January 1, 2024, and will impact reporting requirements for employers in high-hazard industries. 

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a final rule requiring certain employers in designated high-hazard industries to submit injury and illness information electronically – that they are already required to keep – to OSHA.

The final rule takes effect on Jan. 1, 2024, and now includes the following submission requirements:

  • Establishments with 100 or more employees in specific high-hazard industries must electronically submit information from their Form 300-Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses and Form 301-Injury and Illness Incident Report to OSHA once a year. These submissions are in addition to the submission of Form 300A-Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses.
  • To improve data quality, establishments must include their legal company name when making electronic submissions to OSHA from their injury and illness records.

OSHA will publish some of the data collected on its website to allow relevant stakeholders to review it. OSHA believes that providing public access to the data will ultimately reduce occupational injuries and illnesses.