New OSHA Rule Effective January 1, 2017 Hits Big Companies First

Matt Olphin Business Insurance, Human Resources, Risk Management

New reporting regulations are effective January 1, 2017. What has to be published? According to OSHA as of “Jan. 1, 2017, [OSHA]requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness data that they are already required to record on their onsite OSHA Injury and Illness forms.” This is covered employers who have 250 or more employees. According to the guidance: OSHA will provide a secure website that offers three options for data submission. First, users will be able to manually enter data into a webform. Second, users will be able to upload a CSV file to process single or multiple establishments at the same time. Last, users of automated recordkeeping systems will have the ability to transmit data electronically via …