Employers who attempt to access OSHA’s electronic injury and illness reporting portal are being greeted by the following message: Alert: Due to technical difficulties with the website, some pages are temporarily unavailable.
The Office of Management and Budget released its Spring (very, very late Spring) Regulatory Agenda yesterday. The Regulatory Agenda is what it sounds like: a plan and timeline for each agency’s regulations, what the next steps are and when they are expected. The Regulatory Agenda is released every Spring and Fall.
The spring regulatory agenda released last week by the Trump administration showed the president making further inroads into dismantling a regulatory environment that he described during his campaign as “burdensome” to business.
OSHA has announced that Aug. 1, 2017, will be the start date for employers to electronically submit required injury and illness data from their completed 2016 OSHA Form 300A. They’ll do so through the Injury Tracking Application (ITA), a web-based form that will be accessible from the ITA webpage.
Workers’ comp adjusts to the opioid crisis, OSHA changes its construction cranes rule and a utility worker is killed by a gas explosion. These were among the top stories featured on ISHN.com this week.
OSHA this week proposed delaying the compliance date for the electronic reporting rule, Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses, from July 1, 2017, to Dec. 1, 2017. The agency says this will allow it time to “further review and consider the rule.”