ASA Supports Extension and Changes to OSHA Reporting Rule

ASA called on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to postpone its previously-established enforcement deadline for its employer reporting rule. In a July 12 letter, ASA said the enforcement delay would give employers additional time to comply with the rule, which require many employers, including those in the construction industry, to submit the information on their OSHA Forms 300A to OSHA electronically beginning on July 1, 2017. On June 28, OSHA proposed to delay the initial submission deadline to Dec. 1, 2017. In its letter, ASA also urged OSHA to reconsider the rule’s reporting requirements. OSHA has indicated it intends to reconsider and will likely revise the rule before the new Dec. 1 effective date.