Businesses in industries that are considered “high hazard” will soon have expanded requirements related to their collected illness and injury data. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced rules that will require these employers to electronically provide injury and illness information to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) within the new requirements.
Beginning January 1, 2024, the rule requires businesses with 100 or more employees in certain high-hazard industries, to submit the data – of which they are already required to keep on file – to the appropriate OSHA department annually, including:
- Form 300-Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses
- Form 301-Injury and Illness Incident Report
These reports will be submitted in addition to the current requirements of providing Form 300A-Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, according to OSHA.
For accuracy, the companies will be required to include their legal company name when electronically submitting illness and injury data. Some of the collected data will be published by OSHA for viewing by the general public. This practice will support the sharing of information about the organizations’ safety practices and ultimately help reduce losses related to injuries and illness, according to OSHA.
The new requirement will expand on amendments determined by OSHA last year that require specific establishments in certain high-hazard industries to electronically submit information from their Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses and Injury and Illness Incident Report.
To learn more about the rule and submission expansion, read the OSHA National News Release.
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