OSHA Proposes Changes to Recordkeeping Regulations
Some companies could see change in their requirements to report injury and illness information to OSHA.
- By Alex Saurman
- Mar 30, 2022
OSHA is proposing a new rule to their occupational injury and illness recordkeeping regulations.
According to a press release, the new rule would require employers with at least 100 workers in high-hazard industries to electronically file OSHA Forms 300, 301, and 300A every year. Currently, employers with 20-249 employees in specific industries are only required to submit Form 300A.
The classification system is proposed to be updated as well, redefining what industries are required to electronically submit forms. Company names would be required on the forms under the proposal.
In addition, employers in non-designated industries would no longer need to electronically submit Form 300A.
According to OSHA’s website, the benefits of the rule are to help it identify workplaces where employees are at a higher risk for injury, help employers compare data and improve research.
Alex Saurman is the Content Editor for Occupational Health & Safety.