OSHA’s Revised Tracking Regulation at OMB for Review

From OMA Connections Partner Jackson Lewis: “OSHA is a step closer to publishing a proposed rule revising the Obama-era regulation, Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses. OSHA’s proposal has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review under Executive Order 12866. This is the final internal review before the proposal gets published in the Federal Register and signals that OSHA’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking may be out by late summer.

“It is anticipated that the proposed regulation will eliminate the requirement that large establishments, those with 250 or more employees, electronically submit the establishment’s OSHA 300 Log and 301 Forms annually and only be required to submit the 300A Form on an annual basis. …

“Employers should follow this rulemaking carefully as it is likely to change the requirements for the electronic submission of recordkeeping forms. Currently, all employers covered by the rule are required to submit their 2017 300A Form electronically by July 1, 2018.”

Read more from Jackson Lewis here. 6/1/2018