Important Changes Coming

Dec 2016 27 | Posted by liz.smith

Federal OSHA has revised requirements for recording and submitting records of workplace injury and illness, and the rule is effective January 1, 2017. Under the new rule, some of the recorded information will be submitted to OSHA electronically for posting to the OSHA website. 

All public entities with 250 or more employees must electronically submit information from OSHA forms 300-Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, 300A-Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, and 301 – Injury and Illness Incident Report.

Employers with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses must electronically submit information from the OSHA Form 300A. 

For more information on the industries to which this applies, please see the following link:

https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/NAICScodesforelectronicsubmission.pdf

Please note that while the new rule does not generally include schools, it does include “School and employee bus transportation” as per the NAICS codes listed at the above link. If your organization does not fall into either of the above, you must submit the information from the records to OSHA only if OSHA notifies you to do so far an individual data collection. 

For further general information on OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements, please see the following link:

https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/index.html

And lastly, please note that while this is a federal workplace rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illness, the state of California is likely to adopt additional requirements. So as is often the case of these evolving regulatory matters, please stay tuned. We will update you as more information becomes available. We here in Safety & Loss Prevention at GSRMA are happy to help you navigate this new rule as it relates to your district or organization. Give us a call, as we are here for you, our members, now and into 2017. Wishing you a safe and healthy new year.