OSHA Tracking of Workplace Injuries/Illnesses

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Summary

Finalized May 12, 2016, this OSHA rule calls for electronic submission of injury and illness reports, and states that reports will be posted in a publicly accessible website. It also includes provisions requiring employer policies to support prompt and accurate reporting. The rule impacts commonly used incentive programs (e.g. rewarding employees for going a certain period of time without an injury or illness, for example) which may deter reporting illnesses or injuries, and affects employers’ ability to perform post-accident and post-injury drug and alcohol testing.


Sources of additional information

  • CLICK HERE to read an OSHA Fact Sheet about the Final Rule.
  • CLICK HERE to read the final rule published by OSHA.
  • CLICK HERE to read a summary of the rule prepared by LeadingAge.

Important dates and deadlines

Aug. 10, 2016:
Anti-retaliation provisions take effect
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Jan. 1, 2017:
Reporting provisions take effect