The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has updated its regulations to implement increased protection measures for workers, mandating certain employers in high-hazard industries to submit more comprehensive electronic records of workplace injuries and illnesses. This is effective as of January 1st, 2024.
The regulation, announced in July of 2023, stipulates that companies with 100 or more employees in specific high-hazard sectors will be required to electronically submit detailed information from their Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) and Form 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report) annually to OSHA. This requirement is in addition to the existing requirement to submit Form 300A, which provides a summary of work-related injuries and illnesses.
The final rule also retains current electronic submission requirements for establishments with 20-249 employees in certain high-hazard industries and for those with 250 or more employees in industries routinely keeping OSHA injury and illness records.
Read more on these new rules in the Occupational Health & Safety article here.