Changes to OSHA’s Workplace Injury Reporting

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has decided to undo a 2016 ruling put into place by the Obama Administration. Businesses with 250 or more employees are no longer required to electronically submit annual reports on every employee work-related injury or illness.

OSHA said the change was necessary because the reporting requirement put at risk sensitive employee information. But six states—including Maryland, New Jersey, Illinois, New York, Massachusetts and Minnesota—have filed a lawsuit saying that the annual reports help prevent future workplace injuries.

“This rollback will make workplaces more dangerous and result in more workers being hurt on the job,” Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said in a press release, as reported by Insurance Journal.

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