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OSHA Issues Proposed Rule to Revise Injury and Illness Reporting Regulation

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

(North American Meat Institute)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a proposed rule that would amend its recordkeeping regulation by rescinding the requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information from OSHA Forms 300 and 301. These establishments still will have to submit information from their Form 300A summaries. OSHA is proposing to require covered employers to submit their Employer Identification Number (EIN) electronically along with their injury and illness data submission. The proposed rule leaves in place OSHA’s ability to cite employers for alleged violations of Section 11c.

OSHA seeks comment on this proposal, particularly regarding its impact on worker privacy, including the risks posed by exposing workers’ sensitive information to possible Freedom of Information Act disclosure. Public comments are due to OSHA by September 28, 2018.

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