Labor Department Amending Recordkeeping Regulations

Government is seeking comments on amendments to occupational injury and illness recordkeeping rules and update reporting thresholds.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposes an update to 29 CFR 1904.41. This regulation outlines the requirements for certain employers to submit injury and illness information electronically. Under current OSHA rules, companies with 250 or more employees must submit their Form 300A Injury and Illness Log electronically.

One of the requirements under the proposed new rule would be that firms in specific designated industries that have 100 or more employees must submit information from their Forms 300,301, and 300A once a year. Establishments with 20 or more employees in specific high-risk industries would continue to be required to electronically submit information from their OSHA Form 300A annual summary once a year.

OSHA will also update how it classifies the list of industries covered by the electronic submission requirement under the law.

Click here to make comments under the OSHA docket for this rule.