OSHA “NEW” Electronic Reporting Rule

OSHA can begin enforcing its rule restricting safety incentives and drug testing programs, a federal judge decided Nov. 28 ( TEXO ABC/AGC v. Perez , N.D. Tex., No. 16-1998, 11/28/16 ).

OSHA has succeeded in defeating the temporary injunction on its new electronic recordkeeping rule that also addresses injury reporting and drug testing in the workplace.  The November 28th ruling by a judge in the Northern district of Texas allows OSHA to begin the enforcement as of December 1, 2016.  The final rule becomes effective January 1, 2017.

What does this mean for Employers?

All establishments with 250 or more employees in industries covered by the recordkeeping regulation must electronically submit to OSHA injury and illness information from OSHA Forms 300, 300A, and 301. Establishments with 20-249 employees in certain industries must electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300A only.

Source: Industry News