OSHA delays electronic reporting rule

May 22, 2017

Employment Law Alert

Author(s): Jeffrey M. Tanenbaum

The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced its intention to seek a delay of the July 1, 2017, deadline  by which certain employers would have had to submit their Form 300A information electronically. OSHA’s recordkeeping page[1] now states,

OSHA is not accepting electronic submissions of injury and illness logs at this time, and intends to propose extending the July 1, 2017[,] date by which certain employers are required to submit the information from their completed 2016 Form 300A electronically. Updates will be posted to this webpage when they are available.

This decision will be a relief to many in the employer community, especially those who were struggling with how to comply with the new electronic reporting rule.

Covered employers should discuss with OSHA counsel how best to proceed, as it may now be prudent to hold off on planning for electronic recordkeeping pending further OSHA developments.

For more information on OSHA’s electronic recordkeeping rule, please see our original alert on this topic, available here.

  1. https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/index.html
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