Recordkeeping Deadline: Injury and Illness Forms
Connecticut employers should prepare to submit job-related injuries and illnesses to OSHA to meet recordkeeping requirements in the coming months.
Employers must submit OSHA’s Form 300A by March 1, 2023 and post it in a common area of a company where notices to employees are typically posted.
Records must be maintained at a facility for at least five years. Employers are legally obligated to provide current and former employees, or their representatives with copies upon request.
The information helps OSHA evaluate the safety of a workplace, understand hazards, and implement protections to reduce and eliminate hazards in the future.
Employers in specific low-hazard industries and employers with ten or fewer employees during the previous calendar year are exempt from routinely keeping injury and illness records.
CONN-OSHA training specialist Catherine Zissner frequently answers questions from CBIA member companies about Form 300A injuries.
Proposed Recordkeeping Changes
The U.S. Department of Labor proposed changes to federal recordkeeping regulations in March, 2022.
The proposed regulations add reporting requirements for some additional industries and require establishments to include their company name when submitting information electronically to OSHA.
Employers with 100 or more employees in certain high-hazard industries also would be required to electronically submit information from OSHA Forms 300, 301, and 300A once a year.
The proposal removes the current requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees who are not in a designated industry to electronically submit information from Form 300A annually to OSHA.
The comment period for the proposed rule has closed as agency officials are working on the development of the final rule.
Employers can read previously submitted comments online.
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