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Jan 02, 2014

OSHA proposes public reporting of employer injury and illness data

Safety and Health 

Numerous employers would have to report their workplace injury and illness data, which would then be publicly posted on a government website, under a proposal from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Numerous employers would have to report their workplace injury and illness data, which would then be publicly posted on a government website, under a proposal from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The proposal would require reports from two different categories of employers:

  • Employers with 250 or more employees would have to transmit workplace injury and illness data from their OSHA Form 300 Log to OSHA every quarter.
  • Employers with 20 or more employees in designated industries would have to submit summary data from their OSHA Form 300A to the agency. The listed industries cover a wide range, from agriculture to manufacturing to residential care facilities.

All data fields, except employee names, would be posted online, in a format where viewers could search for employer-specific data. Comments on the proposal are due on February 6, 2014. If you have fewer than 250 employees but at least 20, and want to know whether your industry is included among those that would have to report summary data, see the last two pages of the proposed rule (78 Fed Reg 67253, Nov. 8, 2013).

To read OSHA’s FAQs and see mock-ups of what the online data displays would look like, visit their website. Vigilant plans to submit comments on behalf of our members; if you have any feedback you would like included in our comments, please contact Manish Gooneratne (503-620-1710 or ManishG@vigilant.org).

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