OSHA Proposes Delay in Injury and Illness Electronic Recordkeeping Rule; Asks for Comment

Last week, OSHA announced a proposed delay in the electronic reporting compliance date of the rule, Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses, from July 1, 2017, to Dec. 1, 2017. In this announcement, OSHA states “The proposed delay in the deadline for submission of 2016 Form 300A data will give the new administration an opportunity to review the new electronic reporting requirements prior to their implementation and allow affected entities sufficient time to familiarize themselves with the electronic reporting system, which will not be available until August 1.”

Additionally, OSHA plans to “issue a separate proposal to reconsider, revise, or remove other provisions of the prior final rule. OSHA will seek comment on those provisions in that separate proposal.”

For more information, please see the news release and the public inspection version of the Federal Register Notice.

OSHA is accepting comments on the proposed deadline extension until July 13, 2017. IPC will be filing comments in support of the extension.






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