Cal/OSHA ponders federal OSHA rule change
Cal/OSHA is taking a look at how a change in OSHA’s recordkeeping regulation affects its own injury tracking requirements. The state agency that helps protect California’s workers from health and safety hazards on the job has scheduled an advisory committee meeting on the electronic.
The meeting comes after the publication by OSHA of a final rule to amend its recordkeeping regulation by rescinding the requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information from OSHA Forms 300 and 301.
In a statement, Cal/OSHA says it has determined “that by rescinding the requirement to electronically submit Forms 300 and 301 data, OSHA has substantially diminished the requirements that were originally set forth in OSHA’s May 12, 2016, ‘Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses’ rule.”
Pursuant to California Labor Code section 6410.2(b), Cal/OSHA has scheduled the advisory committee meeting to evaluate how to implement the changes necessary to protect the goals of the Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses rule.
Information on the advisory committee meeting has been posted online. The public meeting will be held on Thursday, May 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Elihu Harris Building, 1515 Clay Street Suite 1304, Oakland. Members of the public are invited to email their written comments ElectronicReporting@dir.ca.gov. The comment period is open until 5 p.m. on Friday, May 24.