Matt Deffebach in Business Insurance: OSHA Delays Electronic Record-Keeping Rule Compliance Date

05/23/2017

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration will delay the July 1 compliance date for the electronic submission of the 2016 Form 300A, the agency said Wednesday.

The record-keeping rule requires certain employers submit injury and illness data electronically. The rule applies to establishments with 250 or more employees and establishments with less than 250 employees but 20 or more in certain high-risk industries.

Experts say that there is still some uncertainty regarding what OSHA’s announcement means, as no new effective date was mentioned in an email sent to stakeholders.

“There is no indication of how long the delay may be or whether that impacts the ultimate compliance with the rule given the various lawsuits that have been filed in Texas and Oklahoma,” said Houston-based Matthew Deffebach, a partner at Haynes and Boone, LLP.

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