On July 29, 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed amendments to its recordkeeping regulations to clarify that an employer’s duty to create and maintain work-related injury or illness records is an ongoing obligation.
The comment period for this proposed rule is open to the public until Sept. 28, 2015. Individuals who would like to submit an opinion may do so via mail, express mail, express courier, fax or electronically.
OSHA requires employers to create and maintain records about workplace injuries and illnesses that meet one or more recording criteria. Specifically, employers must:
· Create and update a log of work-related injuries and illnesses (OSHA 300 Form);
· Create and maintain injury and illness incident reports (OSHA 301 Form); and
· Create and display an annual summary of workplace incidents (OSHA 300A Form) betw ...