The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Wednesday, May 11, announced it has issued its final electronic recordkeeping rule. The rule requires covered industries, including construction, that are employers with 250 or more employees to electronically submit their 300, 300A and 301 forms to OSHA on an annual basis. Construction industry employers that have between 20 and 249 employees are only required to electronically submit their 300A annual summary forms.
This final rule becomes effective on Jan. 1, 2017, except for sections 1904.35 (employee involvement) and 1904.36 (prohibition against discrimination/retaliation), which become effective on Aug. 10, 2016. For more information, read the NAHB’s position on the rule.