OSHA’s Final Rule to ‘Nudge’ Employers to Prevent Workplace Injuries, Illnesses

safety lowThe U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued the final rule related to the injury data reporting and publication. Starting on Aug. 10, 2016, OSHA requires employers to keep a record of injuries and illnesses to help them identify hazards, fix problems and prevent injury and illness. Read the announcement.

The final rule requires employers in certain industries to electronically submit to OSHA injury and illness data that employers are already required to keep under existing OSHA regulations. The frequency and content of these establishment- specific submissions is set out in the final rule and is dependent on the size and industry of the employer. OSHA intends to post the data from these submissions on a publicly accessible website. OSHA does not intend to post any information on the website that could be used to identify individual employees.

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