In May 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule entitled “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses,” 81 Fed. Reg. 29624 (revised at 81 Fed. Reg. 31854). The rule requires, for the first time, that large employers report to OSHA certain recorded workplace injuries and illnesses on a quarterly basis and that OSHA would release some of this information to the public. In July 2016, several industry groups filed suit to challenge the rule and in June 2017, proposed extending the deadline for employers to submit injury information from July 1 to December 1, 2017.
More Resources on OSHA’s Workplace Injury Reporting Rule
- Comments opposing OSHA’s proposal to delay compliance with its new workplace injury reporting rule
- Public Citizen motion to intervene as defendants to defend the lawfulness of OSHA’s workplace injury reporting rule
- Statement applauding OSHA’s final rule requiring large employers to electronically report workplace injuries
- Comments supporting, and urging improvements of, OSHA’s reporting rule
- Statement applauding OSHA’s proposal to require large employers to electronically report workplace injuries