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RULES & REGS New OSHA Electronic Reporting and Retaliation Rules Daniel T. Bryant T he Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published its final rule to "Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses" on May 17, 2016, and most of the rule's provisions become operative on Jan. 1, 2017. OSHA estimates that the rule will cost the private sector $15 million per year to comply with the recordkeeping requirements. The rule has two major provisions. First, it requires electronic submission of injury and illness data that will subsequently be placed on OSHA's website for public review. Second, it mandates that employers fully explain and promote employee reporting of work-related injuries and illnesses, and that employers may not retaliate against a reporting employee. Further, it requires that employers not implement incentive or drug-testing programs that could dissuade such employee reporting. Current Requirements and New Electronic Submission Rules Currently, employers are required to record each reportable injury and illness on OSHA Form 300, the "Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses," and must prepare an incident report on Form 301, the "Injury and Illness Incident Report." Finally, employers must prepare form 300A, "Summary of WorkRelated Injuries and Illnesses," and post it within the facility from Feb. 1 through April 30 of each year. Generally, OSHA accesses those forms only if an on-site inspection of the facility occurs. OSHA's most recent data from 2014 indicates that approximately 1 percent (83,000) of facilities were inspected out of almost 8 million workplaces that are subject to OSHA's jurisdiction. Under the new rule, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2017, OSHA is now requiring every workplace with 250 or more employees in industries covered by the recordkeeping regulation to submit information electronically from their 2016 Form 300A by July 1, 2017. Then, these employers are required to submit information electronically from all 2017 forms - that is, Forms 300, 300A and 301 - by July 1, 2018. Beginning in 2019, the information must be submitted annually to OSHA by March 2. Establishments with 20-249 employees in specified "highrisk industries" - identified by OSHA on a specific list and including all employers in manufacturing industries - must submit their Form 300A electronically by July 1 in 2017 and 2018. The annual reporting shifts to March 2 beginning in 2019. Because OSHA requires that the injury and illness information be kept and submitted on an establishment basis, many companies, including ILMA members, will have to submit multiple reports each year to OSHA. OSHA subsequently will post that data on www.osha.gov for public review without any explanation of the facts and circumstances of each particular case. Vol. 66 No. 9 * 34 * September 2016 Compoundings http://www.osha.gov

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ILMA Compoundings September 2016

FROM THE CEO
BOARD BRIEF
NOTES FROM MSCI
THE HEART OF ILMA
THE ARGUS ANALYSIS
VOICES & VIEWS
INTERNATIONAL INSIGHT
SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT
FAMILY BUSINESS
FINANCIAL FREEDOM
RULES & REGS
POWER PLAY
LEGAL EASE
THE WHITE PAPER
ADVERTISERS INDEX
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - 1
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - 2
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - 3
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - 4
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - FROM THE CEO
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - 6
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - 7
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - 8
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - BOARD BRIEF
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - 10
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - 11
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - 12
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - NOTES FROM MSCI
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - 14
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - THE HEART OF ILMA
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - 16
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - 17
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - 18
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - 19
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - 20
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - THE ARGUS ANALYSIS
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - 22
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - 23
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - VOICES & VIEWS
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - 25
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - INTERNATIONAL INSIGHT
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - 27
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - 29
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - FAMILY BUSINESS
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - 31
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - FINANCIAL FREEDOM
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - 33
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - RULES & REGS
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - 35
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - POWER PLAY
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - 37
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - LEGAL EASE
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - 39
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - THE WHITE PAPER
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - 41
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - ADVERTISERS INDEX
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - 43
ILMA Compoundings September 2016 - 44
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