OSHA’s Final Electronic Recordkeeping Rule

OSHA’s Final Electronic Recordkeeping Rule

OSHA’s Final Recordkeeping Rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses rule will be published in the Federal Register Thursday, May 12, 2016.

Under a final rule that becomes effective January 1, 2017, OSHA will revise its requirements for recording and submitting records of workplace injuries and illnesses to require that some of this recorded information be submitted to OSHA electronically for posting to the OSHA website.

OSHA Rule Requirements

  • Companies with 250 or more employees must electronically submit OSHA Forms 300, 301, and 300A.
  • Companies with 20-249 employees in industries listed in Appendix A must electronicaly submit Form 300A by March 2nd of each year.

Additional OSHA 300A Details

Employers with 10 or fewer employees and employers in certain industries are normally exempt from federal OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping and posting requirements. A complete list of exempt industries in the retail, services, finance, insurance and real estate sectors can be found at:


This new rule replaces OSHA’s existing regulation, Annual OSHA Injury and Illness Survey of 10 or More Employees.

We encourage you to download the OSHA fact sheet on the final rule by clicking on the button below:


FosterThomas HR is here to help. Please let us know how we can assist you with this new ruling.


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