Electronic Submission Rule Finalized - Will Be Enforced August 10, 2016

After three years of careful deliberation, The U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has finalized their requirements for injury workplace reporting.

The regulation was deliberately designed that it would be "reasonable". Because of this, all electronically submitted data will have any identifying information removed from the report before being made public, as to protect employers. This is largely due in part to backlash from employers who did not want to see as a poorly run company with lots of injuries. 

This new regulation will allow OSHA to produce the "largest publicly available data set on work injuries and illnesses, enabling researchers to better study injury causation, identify new workplace safety hazards before they become widespread, and evaluate the effectiveness of injury and illness prevention activities."

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