Status of OSHA's Electronic Recordkeeping Rule - The First Deadline to Submit Injury Data is Upon Us

Published 22 November 2017 by Conn Maciel Carey

The December 1, 2017 deadline for large employers and small employers in certain “high hazard industries” to submit injury and illness data to OSHA is less than two weeks away.  We have been tracking closely the Trump Administration’s treatment of OSHA’s new E-Recordkeeping and Anti-Retaliation Rule, and while there have been plenty of signals that this rule is due for an overhaul, or even possibly to be rescinded, it appears that the initial data submission deadline of December 1st is going to stand.

Therefore, if employers have not already done so, they should immediately evaluate whether the rule applies to any or all of their workplaces, get familiar with and set up an account in OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application (the portal that receives injury data), and submit covered injury data by December 1, 2017.

Click HERE to read a full Client Alert about: (1) the background of the Electronic Recordkeeping Rule; (2) applicable deadlines for data submission; (3) the likelihood of a new rulemaking to rescind or amend the Rule; and (4) the status of state plan implementation of the Rule.