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Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements to Increase Under New Dept. of Labor Rule

July 18, 2023
Establishments with 100 or more employees will need to submit two additional sets of information annually to OSHA starting in 2024.

Food and beverage processing establishments with 100 or more employees will need to submit electronically to OSHA the information from Form 300-Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses and Form 301-Injury and Illness Incident Report once a year, according to a final rule announced by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), starting Jan. 1, 2024.

The DOL release states the information that will need to be submitted is already required to be kept by the processors, and will be submitted in addition to the Form 300A-Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses.

The final rule will require that facilities include their legal company name on the OSHA submissions, and some of the data collected will be published by OSHA on its web site to increase the transparency of company’s workplace safety and health record, and help the agency and the public fully understand the safety and health challenges in these workplaces.

According to the release, the final rule retains the current requirements for electronic submission of information from Form 300A from establishments with 20-249 employees in certain high-hazard industries, as well as those with 250 or more employees in industries that must routinely keep OSHA injury and illness records.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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