The Occupational Safety and Health Administration published Friday its final electronic recordkeeping rule requiring employers with 100 or more employees in certain industries to submit information from the agency’s Forms 300 and 301 once per year.
OSHA’s rule also updates its system for determining which industries are subject to the information submission requirement. In a departure from the proposed rule, OSHA has retained the requirement for employers with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information from Form 300A once per year. Additionally, employers with 20 to 249 employees in certain designated industries will continue to be required to electronically submit information from Form 300A once per year.
Per the rule, the agency will post data gathered via these submissions on a public website, with identifying information—such as employees’ names and contact information—removed. The final rule is effective Jan. 1.
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