As a participant in OSHA’s Alliance program we are often provided with information on key OSHA programs before the information is delivered through various media outlets.
The OSHA video and blog message from Assistant Secretary Dr. Michaels that explains more about OSHA’s recent final rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses is an example of that type of communication. As we have previously reported in the Leadership Update, this rule requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness data that they are already required to record on their onsite OSHA Injury and Illness forms. These employers must send their first reports to OSHA by July 1, 2017. OSHA has stated that it will launch a secure website in February 2017 that will provide employers with several options for submitting the data. For more information on this rule, visit OSHA’s website or contact Terry Cirone.