ISN Members Find Themselves Ahead of the Game as OSHA Proposes Updates to Recordkeeping Rules
The proposal would dictate that private-industry businesses with more than 250 employees, already required to keep electronic safety records, submit those records to OSHA on a quarterly basis. The proposed rule would also mandate that establishments of more than 20 employees in industries with high incident rates submit their electronic injury and illness logs annually.
The newly transmitted electronic records would join those of approximately 60,000 other company records already available online, enabling employers, workers and government agencies to better identify the causes of workplace safety hazards and implement corrective actions to prevent them.
“The purpose of this rulemaking,” states the OSHA proposed rulemaking webpage, “is to improve workplace safety and health through the collection of useful, accessible, establishment-specific injury and illness data to which OSHA currently does not have direct, timely, and systematic access.”
Nearly identical ISN recordkeeping requirements pre-date the OSHA proposal by a decade.…