Did you know OSHA’s revised final rule on injury and illness tracking goes into effect January 1, 2024?

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Did you know OSHA’s revised final rule on injury and illness tracking goes into effect January 1, 2024?

July 17, 2023

Final Rule to Improve Tracking

The New Requirements

  • Certain establishments must electronically submit to OSHA detailed information about each recordable injury and illness entered on their previous calendar year’s OSHA 300 Log and 301 Incident Report forms (29 CFR 1904.41). This includes the date, physical location, and severity of the injury or illness; details about the worker who was injured; and details about how the injury or illness occurred.
  • Only establishments with 100 or more employees in designated industries are required to submit case-specific information from the OSHA Form 300 Log and the OSHA Form 301 Incident Report.
    • Establishments that had a peak employment of 100 or more employees during the previous calendar year meet this size criteria.
    • The designated industries are listed in Appendix B to Subpart E of 29 C.F.R. Part 1904.
    • One way to determine if your establishment(s) is required to report these data is by using our ITA Coverage Application.
    • The requirements apply to establishments covered by Federal OSHA, as well as establishments covered by states with their own occupational safety and health programs (i.e., State Plans).
  • The data must be electronically submitted through OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application (ITA). There are 3 ways to submit the data: (1) webform on the ITA, (2) submission of a csv file to the ITA, or (3) use of an application programming interface (API) feed. The ITA will begin accepting 2023 injury and illness data on January 2, 2024. The due date to complete this submission is March 2, 2024. The submission requirement is annual, and the deadline for timely submission of the previous year’s injury and illness data will be on March 2 of each year.

Benefits of the New Requirements

  • Benefits to OSHA: Access to establishment-specific, case-specific injury and illness data will help the agency identify establishments with specific hazards. This will enable the agency to interact directly with these establishments, through enforcement and/or outreach activities, to address and abate the hazards and improve worker safety and health. These same data will also allow OSHA to better analyze injury trends related to specific industries, processes or hazards. The collection and publication of data from Forms 300 and 301 will not only increase the amount of information available for analysis but will also result in more accurate statistics regarding work-related injuries and illnesses, including more detailed statistics on injuries and illnesses for specific occupations and industries.
  • Benefits to interested parties: Public access to establishment-specific, case-specific injury and illness data will allow employers, employees, potential employees, employee representatives, customers, potential customers, and the general public to make more informed decisions about workplace safety and health at a given establishment. In addition, researchers will be better able to identify patterns of injuries, illnesses, and hazardous conditions in workplaces. OSHA believes this access will ultimately result in the reduction of occupational injuries and illnesses.