(WASHINGTON) – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is opposed to OSHA’s attempt to repeal some of the requirements contained in its May 2016 final rule, “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses.”

The July 30 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) eliminates the requirement to electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) and OSHA Form 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report) for establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to maintain injury and illness records. This attempt is touted by OSHA as one aimed at protecting the privacy interests of employees.

The Teamsters Union has been actively engaged with OSHA, lending the union’s expertise on behalf of its 1.4 million members. During the rulemaking process, OSHA and the union discussed the importance of requiring large employers to make worker injury records publicly available.
https://teamster.org/news/2018/08/te...-and-illnesses