OSHA Updates its Regulations
Learn how to implement the revised reporting requirements
BY GINA THRONEBERRY | AUGUST 2017
In 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a proposed rule to improve the tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses through the electronic collection of establishment-specific injury and illness data. After receiving comments on the proposal, OSHA issued the final rule that became effective January 1, 2017 (Occupational Safety and Health Administration 29 CFR Part 1904). Click here for more information on the final rule. Although ASCs are partially exempt from some of the requirements in the rule, facilities are subject to a requirement that prohibits employers from discouraging workers from reporting an injury or illness.