As expected, OSHA says it wants to remove a requirement from its electronic recordkeeping rule. 

Under the proposal, issued as a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), OSHA would eliminate the requirement to electronically submit information from Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) and Form 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report) for establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to maintain injury and illness records.

OSHA says its proposal would better protect personal information that could be gleaned from the forms. Ending the requirement to submit the forms would increase privacy and reduce the burden on businesses when it comes to compliance with the current recordkeeping rule, according to OSHA.

Facilities would still be required to electronically submit information from Form 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses). Establishments with 20-240 employees are also required to electronically submit information from their Form 300A. Click here to continue reading…

 

Credit: Fred Hosier | Safety News Alert

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