OSHA Proposes Injury & Illness Reporting Update
Under the proposed rule, only employers in designated industries would be required to submit injury and illness data to OSHA annually. OSHA would remove the injury/illness reporting requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees that are not in a designated industry.
Some employers in designated industries would be required to submit more detailed data to OSHA each year from Forms 300 and 301.
Under the proposed rule:
- Establishments with 100 or more employees in certain designated industries would be required to submit information from OSHA Forms 300, 301, and 300A.
- Establishments with 20 or more employees in certain designated industries would be required to continue submitting Form 300A (Annually Summary) each year.
Covered employers would still be required to keep records of workplace injuries and illnesses using the appropriate OSHA forms. The proposal also adds a requirement for establishments to include a "Company Name" with their data submission.
OSHA will accept comments on the proposed rule until May 31, 2022.
Which “Designated Industries” Will Be Covered?Currently, annual reporting of injury and illness data is required from employers in industries listed in 29 CFR 1904, Subpart E, Appendix A. The proposed rule does not change the list of covered industries; It will simply update the list to match current NAICS codes.
For example, the 2017 NAICS split group 4521 (Department Stores) into two groups, 4522 for “Department Stores” and 4529 for “Other General Merchandise Stores, including Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters.” As proposed, the updated Appendix A will list both codes.
Current Rules for Injury and Illness ReportingUnder the current OSHA regulations in 29 CFR Part 1904.41, the following employers must submit an annual summary of workplace injuries and illnesses (OSHA Form 300A):
- Establishments with 250 or more employees that are required to keep OSHA injury and illness records; and
- Establishments with 20—249 employees in certain high-risk industries.
From the proposed rule:
“OSHA has determined that collecting Form 300A data from this relatively small number of large establishments in lower-hazard industries is not a priority for OSHA inspection targeting or compliance assistance activities.”
For covered employers, electronic reports of injury and illness data are due each year by March 2.
For details about the types of workplace injuries and illnesses that employers must record to comply with OSHA regulations, read 9 Exceptions to OSHA Injury and Illness Reporting
OSHA Workplace Safety TrainingOnline training is an effective way to inform new hires and experienced employees about the hazards in your workplace and how to protect themselves and their co-workers.
To help employees provide effective workplace safety training, Lion’s catalog of online courses includes courses like Material Handling & Safety, Back Safety, Introduction to Job Hazard Analysis (JHA), and more. Plus, find courses to help satisfy OSHA HAZWOPER training mandates for emergency responders and contaminated site cleanup workers.
Browse Online OSHA Training
Find a Post
Course instructor was better prepared and presented better than other trainers. Course manual and references were easier to use as well.
Hazardous Waste Professional
I really enjoyed this training. Even after years on both sides of the comprehension coin, I find myself still learning! The quality of the delivery exceeded much of the training I have received in the past.
I used the IT support number available and my issue was resolved within a few minutes. I don't see anything that could have made it better.
You blew the doors off the competition!
Lion courses are the standard to which all other workshops should strive for!
Registered Environmental Health Specialist
I like Lion's workshops the best because they really dig into the information you need to have when you leave the workshop.
Tom Bush, Jr.
The workshop covered a lot of information without being too overwhelming. Lion is much better, more comprehensive than other training providers.
The course is well thought out and organized in a way that leads to a clearer understanding of the total training.
Hazmat Shipping Professional
Much better than my previous class with another company. The Lion instructor made sense, kept me awake and made me laugh!
Enterprise Safety Manager
The online course was well thought out and organized, with good interaction between the student and the course.
Material Release Agent
Download Our Latest Whitepaper
Look beyond the annual "Top 10 List" to see specifics about the most cited OSHA health & safety Standards and the individual regulations that tripped up employers the most last year.