What We’re Reading – OSHA Proposes Publishing Worker Injury Data

In 2012, nearly three million people were injured at work, according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics.  A proposed law, announced on November 7th , would require businesses with more than 20 employees to annually file their OSHA 300 form online and report illness and injury records for the calendar year.  OSHA currently requires businesses to complete the OSHA 300 form and post it in their workplace for 90 days so that employees can be informed of the number of workplaces injuries and illnesses.

Under the proposed law, businesses with more than 250 employees would be required to submit these records on a quarterly basis. The objective of this new law is to make the workplace safer with the collection and utilization of this timely submitted data.  To read more about this rule and to see if it will affect your business this article is a great opportunity.   Businesses with fewer than 20 employees will not be required to report the data.

This article provides additional detail.

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