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OSHA Final Rule for Injury and Illness Recordkeeping

The new Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Rule will be effective January 1, 2024

OSHA recently updated their Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Rule which will become effective on January 1, 2024. Here is an overview of what is required of Construction employers:

  • Any employer with more than 10 employees is required to keep track of any work-related injuries and illnesses that occur to their employees throughout the calendar year.
  • OSHA Form 301 (or a form that is equivalent) may be used for the individual injury/illness report.
  • OSHA Form 300 is a running log that must be kept of all injuries/illnesses that occur.
  • OSHA Form 300A is a Summary of the Injuries and Illnesses that occurred during the previous year. This must be posted in the workplace from February 1st through April 30th.
  • You must keep these forms on file for at least 5 years.

In addition to these basic requirements, OSHA also requires that some employers submit their injury/illness information to the agency using their online Injury-Tracking Application (ITA).

  • If you had less than 20 employees, you do not have to submit this information to OSHA.
  • Employers with more than 20 employees must submit their 300A Summary information.
  • NEW – In construction, certain types of contractors whose NAICS codes start with 2381 and who have 100 or more employees, are also required to submit detailed injury/illness information from forms 300 and 301. This includes masonry, concrete, framing, roofing, glass, siding and other contractors.
  • ITA information must be submitted by March 2nd for the previous year.

If you have any questions about OSHA recordkeeping requirements, please contact us today.