OSHA Issues New Proposal on Improving Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

On March 28, OSHA issued a new Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses.

The rule would require entities with 100 or more employees in specified industries to electronically submit information from their OSHA Forms 300, 301, and 300A on an annual basis to OSHA. The agency plans to post the data online and claims to have the ability to scrub the forms of employees’ personally identifiable information.

CWS plans to submit comments to the agency, which are due on May 31.

A similar policy was promoted by the Obama administration in 2014, and CWS filed comments in March and October of that year in opposition. Then in 2018, the Trump administration rolled back those changes, an effort CWS supported.