OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements
Each year, millions of workers get hurt on the job. In order to help prevent work-related injuries and illnesses, OSHA has for decades required employers to keep track of these incidents by recording them in what is often called an "OSHA log". OSHA is now requiring employers to also electronically submit this injury data directly to OSHA for its review. For 2021 data, employers have until March 2, 2022. You can read more about this directly from OSHA here.
What should employers do now?
- Audit your 2021 OSHA logs to ensure all data is correct and complete, with no errors or missing information.
- Electronically submit your 2020 300A data to federal OSHA by March 2nd, 2022.
- Confirm you have completed your 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 OSHA records in preparation for an SST OSHA audit.
- Confirm you have all the 300, 300A and 301 forms for each year.
- Contact Spire Insurance Solutions learn more about using OSHAlogs to simplify the electronic submission process.
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OSHA Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements
- On May 12, 2016, Federal OSHA passed new regulations requiring employers to electronically submit injury data directly to OSHA.
- Establishments with 20 or more employees from selected industries(examples listed below) and all establishments covered by the record keeping rule with 250 or more employees must comply.
- Many employers with more than 10 employees are required to keep a record of serious work-related injuries and illnesses. (Certain low-risk industries are exempted.) Minor injuries requiring first aid only do not need to be recorded.
- Citing worker and employer privacy concerns, OSHA eliminated the requirement for employers to turn in the more detailed Forms 300 or 301.
- OSHA 300A data must be electronically submitted to OSHA by March 2 for years moving forward.
- Violations for materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements can be punished by a fine or by imprisonment of not more than five(5) years, or both.
- Failure to comply with these new OSHA regulations could result in OSHA Penalties such as a $14,502 fine and trigger a more detailed OSHA recordkeeping audit.