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Revised Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Regulation

The following information is to provide an update on the requirements set forth in OSHA’s commentary on the new electronic reporting rule, otherwise known as, the Revised Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses regulation.

Revised Regulation

In May 2016 OSHA issued a final rule which revises the Recording and Reporting of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses regulation. This final rule, which in general is effective on January 1, 2017, requires certain employers to electronically submit the injury and illness information they are already required to keep under existing OSHA regulations. It does not change, however, an employer’s obligation to complete and retain injury and illness records. The final rule also includes provisions that prohibit employers from retaliating against workers from making such reports.


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