OSHA to require workplace injuries and illnesses to be submitted electronically

BY LARA OZAKI

Journal Staff

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration will implement new requirements effective Jan. 1 for recording and submitting records of workplace injuries and illnesses. The changes will require some of the information to be submitted to OSHA electronically for posting on the OSHA website. OSHA published the final rule to revise its regulation on Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses on Nov. 18.

The rule requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness data that are already required to be kept, often called an “OSHA log,” under OSHA regulations. Under the Federal . . .

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