On May 12, 2016, OSHA issued a final rule that requires employers to report information from their injury and illness records to OSHA every year for any establishment that has at least 250 employees or has between 20 and 249 employees and is part of an identified high-risk industry. The rule does not create additional recordkeeping obligations, but requires some entities to submit already-required records to OSHA. The final rule also solidified anti-retaliation protections for employees that became effective on Dec. 1, 2016.
The final rule became effective on Jan. 1, 2017, but compliance with its reporting requirements will be phased in through 2019. Under the rule OSHA is required to create and maintain a secure website affected establishments can use to submit their electronic information. On a recent update, OSHA has indicated that this website will not be ready by July 1, 2017, the date set by the rule as the first submission deadline.
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