The Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has finalized revisions to an Obama-era regulation mandating the electronic reporting of workplace injury and illness data.

The final rule, which makes no changes to the proposal published by OSHA last July, rescinds the annual requirement that employers electronically submit two reports – OSHA Forms 300 and 301 – that employers were not required to submit to OSHA prior to issuance of the Obama-era rule in 2016. 

At the same time, the new rule retains the provision in the 2016 rule that requires covered employers to electronically submit Form 300A annually. Covered employers have until March 2, 2019, to electronically submit Form 300A for the 2018 reporting period. In addition, the final rule requires employers to now submit their Employer Identification Number (EIN) with Form 300A.

Please note that covered employers are still obligated to complete and retain Forms 300A, 300, and 301, as they were required to do prior to the 2016 final rule.

A copy of the final rule is available here.

Members of the Center for Workplace Compliance (CWC) can read more here.