OSHA Proposes Delay of Electronic Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed delaying the compliance date of the electronic recordkeeping and reporting portion of the Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses rule from July 1, 2017, to December 1, 2017.

The regulation requires electrical contractors to electronically submit OSHA 300 data to an OSHA site, with the stated intention to make the information publicly available. The agency also said it plans to issue a separate proposal to reconsider, revise, or remove other provisions of the rule, such as the anti-retaliation provisions. The public comment period for the delay was a short, two-week period, which closed on July 13. IEC is a part of the Coalition for Workplace Safety, which submitted comments supporting the delay.