New Illness, Injury Reporting Requirements Effective January 2024
Employers in high-hazard industries face new injury and illness data requirements beginning in 2024.
The U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule that requires employers with 100 or more employees in designated high-hazard industries to electronically submit information to OSHA from their Form 300 Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses and Injury and Form 301 Illness Incident Report.
The annual submissions are in addition to submitting Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses.
Under the new rule, companies must include the company’s legal name with the electronic submission.
Employers have long been required to keep the injury and illness records at their workplace.
DOL officials proposed changes to the federal recordkeeping regulations in March 2022.
The final rule takes effect Jan. 1, 2024.
OSHA officials said the agency will use the data to “intervene through strategic outreach and enforcement” to reduce safety incidents.
The agency plans to publish some of the data from the electronic submissions online, withholding information that could identify an individual.
DOL leaders believe this public access to company safety information will ultimately reduce injuries in the workplace.
For more information, contact CBIA’s Phillip Montgomery (860.244.1982).
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