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OSHA electronic reporting delayed

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Large employers have more time to begin complying with an OSHA rule that requires them to submit electronic versions of their injury and illness records. E-reporting for organizations with 250 or more employees was to have begun Dec. 1, but the compliance deadline has been pushed back to Dec. 15.

The rule applies to employers that must maintain OSHA Forms 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses), 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) and 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report).

An OSHA statement said the requirement was postponed to allow “affected employers additional time to become familiar with [the] new electronic reporting system.”

Also getting a reprieve are companies with 20 to 249 employees in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational illnesses and injuries, such as agriculture, construction and taxi driving.

None of this may matter much longer. The Trump administration has announced plans to rewrite or rescind the rule, which was promulgated during the Obama administration.

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