On June 28, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration proposed to delay the electronic reporting date of the rule titled Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses, from July 1 to Dec. 1, 2017. The original rule, published on May 12, 2016, requires many employers, including most construction employers, to complete an OSHA Form 300A and to submit the information to OSHA electronically beginning on July 1. However, OSHA has not completed the development of its electronic data collection system, and, at this time, does not expect the system to be completed until August 2017. The proposed delay is intended to provide employers with a four-month window to learn the new system and to submit their Form 300A data. Interested parties can submit comments at www.regulations.gov, the federal government’s regulation portal, on or before July 13.

(Information provided by ASA-HC Safety committee)