Regulations and standards aren’t just designed to tell you what to do. They’re guidelines for shaping the way your organization as a whole operates, thus shaping your company culture. The latest standards from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) put practical measures in place to improve safety, but also engrain safety as a priority within company culture.
On January 1, 2017, OSHA issued its final rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses. Certain employers—companies with 250+ employees in regulated industries or with 20-249 employees in high-risk industries—are now required to document and electronically submit injury and illness data. The required information varies depending on company size and industry, but it is the same information required on their onsite OSHA forms, but now submitted electronically for analysis and public disclosure.