The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) finalized its rule for how employers submit injury and illness information. The final rule takes effect on Jan. 1, 2024, and now includes the following submission requirements:
Establishments with 100 or more employees in certain high-hazard industries must electronically submit information to OSHA once a year. To improve data quality, establishments are required to include their legal company name when making electronic submissions to OSHA from their injury and illness records.
OSHA will publish some of the data collected on its website to allow employers, employees, potential employees, employee representatives, current and potential customers, researchers and the general public to use information about a company's workplace safety and health record to make informed decisions.
The final rule retains the current requirements for electronic submission of information from establishments with 20-249 employees in certain high-hazard industries and from establishments with 250 or more employees in industries that must routinely keep OSHA injury and illness records.