OSHA posted a message on its website
on Wednesday, May 17, that reads:
“OSHA is not accepting electronic submissions of injury and illness logs at this time, and intends to propose extending the July 1, 2017 date by which certain employers are required to submit the information from their completed 2016 Form 300A electronically.”
Electronic Reporting of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses
Finalized in May 2016, OSHA’s electronic injury and illness reporting rule
would require certain employers to submit electronic injury and illness data logged throughout the year on OSHA Forms 300, 300A, and/or 301. Click the link above for more information about what’s in that OSHA Final Rule.
Almost immediately, the Final Rule was the subject of legal challenges
from groups representing employers, including the National Association of Manufacturers.
Employer Anti-Retaliation Provisions in OSHA's Final Rule
In addition to new electronic reporting requirements, the Final Rule also included anti-retaliation provisions intended to protect employees from employer retribution for reporting workplace injuries or illnesses. The anti-retaliation provisions were also delayed (twice),
but ultimately took effect in December 2016. Shortly before the new anti-retaliation provisions became mandatory, OSHA issued a guidance document
to help employers comply with the new rules.
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