Just over a month before impacted employers were required to begin electronic reporting of illness and injury data from their 2016 Form 3000A, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it intends to propose an extension to the July 1, 2017 compliance date. This extension affects employers with 250 or more employees at one establishment or 20-249 employees at one establishment in designated high risk industries. The intention of this electronic reporting was to provide OSHA with individual company safety information in an electronic format that the agency would then post publicly, with the intent of shaming employers with poor safety records. OSHA did not provide a reason for the delay.
This announcement effects electronic reporting only. As of now, all other injury and illness tracking and reporting requirements and deadlines remain.
ThinkHR will continue to monitor OSHA developments and provide any further updates as they become available.