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New OSHA Rule Will Make Some Firms’ Injury Reports Public


The article, “New OSHA Rule Will Make Some Firms’ Injury Reports Public,” featured in News Day, shed light on a new rule that requires certain employers to submit injury and illness data to OSHA electronically, and will be made public online.

Ed Foulke weighed in on the new rule.

Prior to this rule, certain employers were required to keep these logs and records, but didn’t have to submit them to OSHA unless requested, noted Ed, a former assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health.

The new rule also covers those establishments with 20 to 249 employees classified in 67 high-hazard industries, said Ed. These establishments would only have to electronically submit their 300A summaries.

Firms with fewer than 20 employees and other establishments in another 80-plus traditionally low-hazard industries will be required to submit only upon request, he added.

To read the full article, please visit News Day [subscription required].


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