OSHA’s Tracking Workplace Illness and Injury Taking Effect in 2024

The U.S. Department of Labor revealed a final rule taking effect on January 1, 2024, that will require certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness information to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Establishments with 100 or more employees in certain high-hazard industries, such as food production, manufacturing, transportation, etc., must electronically submit information from their Form 300-Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses and from Form 301-Injury and Illness Incident Report to OSHA once a year. Employers must include their legal company name as part of this annual submission. The submission of the information from these forms is in addition to the submission of Form 300A-Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses.

                OSHA believes that by publishing some of the collected data on its website, it will result in a reduction of occupational injuries and illnesses by allowing employers, employees, customers, etc. to make informed decisions using that data. In addition, the collection of data will allow OSHA to maintain and enhance safe working conditions. Employers failing to comply with OSHA requirements are likely to face serious fines, likely to be over $10,000.