OSHA wants injury data online

Published Mon 11/18/13 11:31 AM

oshaIn a proposed rule published on November 7, 2013, OSHA is proposing to add requirements for the electronic submission of injury and illness information that employers are already required to provide under existing standards. The first proposed new requirement is for establishments with more than 250 employees (and who are already required to keep records) to electronically submit the records on a quarterly basis to OSHA. 

OSHA is also proposing that establishments with 20 or more employees, in certain industries with high injury and illness rates, be required to submit electronically only their summary of work-related injuries and illnesses to OSHA once a year. Currently, many such firms report this information to OSHA under OSHA's Data Initiative. 

OSHA plans to eventually post the data online.