With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season under our feet, Creative Business Solutions aims to keep our clients aware of potential changes underway that will impact business operations. One rule that may have gone unnoticed is the provision of electronic submissions to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Currently, employers are required to keep a log of injury and illness forms on site; however, beginning January 1, 2017, certain employers will be required to electronically submit data. OSHA's intention is to provide the secure website for automated data submission in February 2017 to allow employers to transmit CSV files or manually enter data into a webform. Establishments with 250 or more employees in covered industries must submit information by July 1, 2017. Businesses with 20-249 employees in certain high-risk industries must submit their information by July 1, 2017.
OSHA expects this new rule to improve safety for workers across the country in multiple industries. Their analysis of the data will enable OSHA to use its enforcement and compliance assistance resources more effectively and provide valuable information to workers, job seekers, customers, researchers and the general public.
Creative Business Solutions specializes in ensuring each of our valued clients is in compliance with all laws and regulations applicable to their respective businesses. Please call us today and we will be pleased to assist you with any HR compliance issue you may be experiencing.