What You Should Know About the New OSHA Electronic Recordkeeping Rules

Posted by Dustin Boss on Apr 23, 2018 9:00:00 AM
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What You Should Know About the New OSHA Electronic Recordkeeping Rules

An important compliance date is coming up soon that your clients (and prospects) need to be aware of. A new OSHA rule requires many employers to electronically submit their OSHA 300A data (in addition to the existing requirement to post that data at the worksite) by July 1, 2018.

This blog will overview the main topics employers need to know, so you can provide value to clients and prospects helping them comply.

Who and when?

All establishments with 250 or more employees must comply with this rule, as well as employers with 20-249 employees in certain higher risk industries (see a list of all those industries here). Those employers must electronically submit their 2017 300A data directly to OSHA by July 1, 2018.

Now is the perfect time to reach out to clients and prospects to ensure they are aware of this new requirement and prepared to comply. 

Why the change?

OSHA’s overall aim with this new requirement is to improve workplace safety across the country. According to OSHA, “Behavioral economics tells us that making injury information publicly available will “nudge” employers to focus on safety. And, as we have seen in many examples, more attention to safety will save the lives and limbs of many workers, and will ultimately help the employer’s bottom line as well. Finally, this regulation will improve the accuracy of this data by ensuring that workers will not fear retaliation for reporting injuries or illnesses.”

OSHA also hopes the additional data will help the agency better allocate compliance assistance to employers who need it, while also allowing employers benchmark their injury and illness data against industry leaders.

What data?

By July 1, 2018, covered establishments must electronically submit their 2017 OSHA Form 300A. In future years, additional forms may be required for electronic submission.

A guide for your clients

Get a summary of this information in a compliance guide perfect to deliver to clients and prospects. Plus, you’ll learn other critical details, such as:

  • What is an establishment versus an employer?
  • What compliance will look like in 2019 and beyond
  • How employers must submit their data online
  • Common FAQs about the new requirement

Grab the compliance guide now and provide to your prospects and clients today!


You may also be interested in this webinar overviewing the new requirements and how you can use it to deliver immense value to your prospects and clients. Sign up here.

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