In 2017, more organizations must gather more data and provide more reporting of accident and illness incidents to the U.S. Department of Labor agency. The so-called “new rule” from OSHA will turn a molehill into a mountain as the number of those employers who will be expected to report this data is set to quadruple. Currently about 35,000 large employers submit data annually to OSHA and that number is expected to jump to 130,000. Approximately 150,000 smaller employers who currently submit summary data now includes 500,000 organizations.
Other significant requirements of the new rule include:
- Directing employers to conduct refresher training on recordkeeping requirements.
- The auditing of injury and illness recordkeeping forms.
- Providing training on new