OSHA Recordkeeping and Reporting —
What ’s New In 2017?

Under a final rule that became effective on January 1, 2017, employers are now required to make OSHA injury and illness data public via electronic submission. It’s a simple change, but it’s designed to help improve safety for workers nationwide.

Not sure how the new rule applies to you?

  • Contractors with 20-249 employees need to electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300A by July 1, 2017.
  • Contractors with 250 or more employees are required to electronically submit injury and illness information from OSHA Forms 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses), 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) and 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report) by July 1, 2017.

It is also important to know what NOT to record. “Over-reporting,” or recording injuries and illnesses unnecessarily, can lead to a falsely inflated OSHA incidence rate.

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