OSHA Rescinds Electronic Submission and Public Disclosure Requirements for Large Employers
On Thursday, January 24, 2019, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) rescinded the existing rule on tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses. The final rule eliminates the requirement for large employers (250 or more employees) to electronically submit OSHA forms 300 and 301.
Keep in mind: all employers (10 or more employees) still must maintain OSHA forms 300 and 301. Additionally, employers must produce these forms during an OSHA inspection.
The final rule no longer requires that an employer submit the form 300 and 301 electronically on an annual basis. Lastly, employers with 20 or more employees in certain designated industries will still be required to electronically file information from their form 300A (Annual Summary of Injury and Illness Data).
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