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OSHA Rule Expands Illness and Injury Reporting in 2024

On July 21, 2023, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule requiring certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness information to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) beginning Jan. 1, 2024. The data that must be submitted is already collected and maintained by employers under existing OSHA recordkeeping regulations. The reporting requirements apply to establishments with 100 or more employees in certain designated industries.

Specifically, the rule applies to employers that fall into industry categories designated by OSHA as "high-hazard" and that have a certain minimum number of employees. Covered employers will be required to electronically submit information from their OSHA Forms 300 and 301 to OSHA once annually. Notably, OSHA’s announcement explains that the agency will publish some of the data collected on its website “to allow employers, employees, potential employees, employee representatives, current and potential customers, researchers and the general public to use information about a company's workplace safety and health record to make informed decisions.” 

This member-only article from LeadingAge National provides a summary and initial analysis of the new rule, and this OSHA webpage provides additional information for employers.

Contact: Karen Lipson, klipson@leadingageny.org