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2023 Revisions to OSHA’s Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements


On July 17, 2023, OSHA announced an update to its occupational injury and illness recordkeeping regulation, 29 CFR 1904.41. The updated rule is scheduled to be published by the end of this week and goes into effect on January 1, 2024. The changes primarily affect submission requirements for specified high-hazard industries. 

The updated regulation requires employers in certain high-hazard industries with 100 or more employees to electronically submit information from their Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (Form 300) and from their Injury and Illnesses Incident Report (Form 301).  High hazard industries are listed in a new Appendix B to 29 CFR 1904, Subpart E and include food manufacturing, beverage manufacturing, plastics product manufacturing, and motor vehicle manufacturing.

The final rule retains the existing requirements for electronic submission of information from the Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (Form 300A) for establishments with 20-249 employees in high-hazard industries. It also continues to require submission of Form 300A for establishments with 250 or more employees in industries that are required to keep OSHA injury and illness records. The updated regulation also still requires that establishments with 20-249 employees listed in updated Appendix A to subpart E submit information from Form 300A.

According to Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health Doug Parker, OSHA will use the additional data required for high-hazard industries “to intervene through strategic outreach and enforcement to reduce worker injuries and illnesses. The safety and health community will benefit from the insights this information will provide at the industry level, while workers and employers will be able to make more informed decisions about their workplace’s safety and health.”

For additional information on the new injury and illness recording keeping requirements, or for help completing the required 300, 300A, and 301 forms at your facility, please email us at [email protected].

This blog was written by Beth Graham, Safety Partners’ Director of Quality, Research, and Training.

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