What is it?
OSHA is taking information that employers are already required to collect and using these data to help keep workers safer and make employers, the public, and the government better informed about workplace hazards. Releasing the data in standard, open formats will:
- Encourage employers to increase their efforts to prevent worker injuries and illnesses, and, compelled by their competitive spirit, to race to the top in terms of worker safety.
- Enable researchers to examine these data in innovative ways that may help employers make their workplaces safer and healthier and may also help to identify new workplace safety hazards before they become widespread.
Who needs to report and how?
- Organizations that are already required to create and maintain OSHA injury and illness records and have 250 or more employees. Forms, 300A, 300, 301
- Have between 20 and 249 employees and belong to a high-risk industry , Forms 300A
- Receive a specific request from OSHA to create, maintain and submit electronic records, even if they would otherwise be exempt from OSHA record keeping requirements.
Who doesn't need to report?
Organization who have under under 20 employees guidelines are as of now, not required to report to OSHA at the July 1st deadline. But be sure to keep up to date with all OSHA updates because they change all the time. https://www.osha.gov/