Beginning August 10, 2016, employers with more than 250 employees and employers in certain high-hazard industries, will be required to submit incident information to OSHA that will be posted online. This rule change is part of a federal emphasis on transparency with respect to safety. Access to the data will allow prospective employees, investors, and customers to identify companies that make workplace safety a priority.
Washington employers are subject to WISHA rather than OSHA and WISHA may also institute a similar rule in the near future. For more information on this reporting requirement, forms for submitting incident information, or for help preparing for this change, please see the OSHA news release or contact our on-staff safety expert, Dan Hall.