Employer 2022 injury and illness data based on reports from more than 300,000 businesses is now available to view on the OSHA website.
This extensive information is contained in an Excel document which can be downloaded here.
Annual electronic submissions of employer injury and illness data are required from establishments with 250 or more employees currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, and establishments with 20-249 employees classified in specific industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses. Not all establishments need to submit Form 300A data.
Information helps identify, control workplace hazards
OSHA states that this information is important because it:
- helps identify unsafe conditions and workplace hazards that may cause occupational injuries and illnesses
- is the first step to control and reduce occupational injuries and illnesses
- provides employers, workers and the public with valuable insights to make informed decisions, and
- improves research on the occurrence, prevention and control of workplace hazards.
“Recordkeeping is a valuable tool that provides a road map to where and why injuries and illnesses occur and where improvements are needed,” said Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Doug Parker. “By increasing access to this data, we are providing information that can help people better understand the overall effectiveness of safety and health systems in the workplace.”
Agency working to identify those who failed to submit data
For the past year, OSHA has been conducting extensive outreach through its website, social media and stakeholder emails to help employers better understand their obligations to submit their injury and illness data.
The agency states that it’s working to identify employers that failed to submit their 2022 Form 300A data. OSHA reminds employers who are required to submit this data but haven’t yet done so to submit their data via the Injury Tracking Application as soon as possible.