OSHA Tracking of Workplace Injuries/Illnesses
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
Important dates and deadlines
Anti-retaliation provisions take effect
Reporting provisions take effect