DOL New Ruling: Expanding Submission Requirements for Injury & Illness Submissions

The Department of Labor has announced a new rule which expands on submission requirements for injury and illness data. The final rule went into effect on January 1st, 2024.

The new ruling includes the following requirements:

  • Establishments with 100 or more employees in certain high-hazard industries must electronically submit information from their Form 300-Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, and Form 301-Injury and Illness Incident Report to OSHA once a year. These submissions are in addition to submission of Form 300A-Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses.
  • To improve data quality, establishments are required to include their legal company name when making electronic submissions to OSHA from their injury and illness records.

Establishments with 20-249 employees in certain high-hazard industries and establishments with 250 or more employees in industries that must routinely keep OSHA injury and illness records are still required to electronically submit 300 Logs.

Data collected through these submissions will be published on OSHA’s website, allowing the public access to a company’s health and safety records.

The Department of Labor hopes that this new rule will ultimately decrease occupational injuries and illnesses by allowing the public to access information about the safety and health performance of a given company. This new rule will promote greater transparency with regards to the safety performance of companies, which will allow workers, customers, and subcontractors to make more informed choices. Additionally, the new ruling encourages greater accountability among companies, encouraging them to prioritize worker health and safety.

While this new ruling is ultimately a step forward in protecting the safety of workers, it can be difficult for companies to understand OSHA’s ruling and maintain compliance. If you need assistance in understanding the Department of Labor’s new ruling, or are interested in learning about how it may affect you, contact us today. The team at Evolution Safety Resources is here to help you every step of the way.