Back in August, we shared an article on the new OSHA rule, which would require certain employers to submit injury and illness data electronically. The new reporting requirement was scheduled to go into effect on July 1st of this year.
However, OSHA just announced that the requirement has been delayed indefinitely. OSHA has not given the reason for the delay or provided any information about a future effective date.
A recent report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that there is a significant decline in worker injury and illness rates. In fact, the report states that there were three reported nonfatal injury cases per 100 full-time workers, which is the lowest recorded rate since 2002.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a new final rule revising its Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses regulation. The rule will require certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness data. It also prohibits employers from discouraging employees from making injury and illness reports.