2024 OSHA Regulation Updates: New Era of Transparency Reshape Workplace Safety Practices

Workplace safety is paramount, and the recently implemented 2024 OSHA regulations play a crucial role in protecting employees and preventing injuries. Focusing on increased accountability and transparency, these changes require specific businesses to electronically submit injury and illness data, impacting nearly 1 in 5 American workers.

Breaking down the Regulation

On January 1, 2024, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) implemented pivotal regulations. The new regulations require electronic submission through the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) of Forms 300 and 301 for establishments with 100+ employees in high-risk industries, including:

  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Healthcare & Social Assistance
  • Transportation & Warehousing
  • Retail Trade

Form 300: This provides a snapshot of incidents, capturing details like:

  • Employee name
  • Incident date & location
  • Nature of injury/illness

Form 301: For major incidents, it dives deeper, including:

  • Employee personal details
  • Medical treatment information

What does this mean for you?

By March 2nd annually, these businesses must submit the required forms to OSHA. This signifies a shift towards greater transparency and accountability, allowing stakeholders to access and analyze safety data.

Click here to learn more about OSHA's Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Rule

Shedding Light on Safety Data

OSHA is planning to share loads of information on its website. This info isn't just for employers and OSHA – it's for everyone. OSHA will share submitted data on its website, making it accessible to:

  • Job seekers: Research workplace safety before accepting a job.
  • Customers: Make informed decisions based on safety records.
  • Public: Track industry trends and hold companies accountable.

The purpose of this initiative is to allow establishments, employees, potential employees, employee representatives, current and potential customers, researchers, and the general public to use information about a company's workplace safety and health.

The rule aims to improve data quality and help workers and employers make more informed decisions about workplace safety

Safety Plans in Action

"Recordkeeping is a valuable tool that provides a road map to where and why injuries and illnesses occur and where improvements are needed," emphasizes Doug Parker, Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health. These regulations, aligned with Congress's focus on enhanced safety reporting, allow OSHA to identify patterns and proactively intervene in industries with higher risks, ultimately preventing injuries and saving lives.

Stay Ahead of the Curve: Navigating Compliance Changes

Proactive preparation ensures smooth compliance. Here's how:

  • Familiarize yourself: Download and thoroughly review the latest OSHA directives from your trusted compliance partners like SG World USA.
  • Update protocols: Refine your safety practices and reporting procedures. Leverage our innovative safety documentation and checklists to streamline your data collection and reporting process*.*
  • Invest in technology: Choose a reliable platform for electronic data submission.
  • Train your team: Ensure everyone understands the new requirements and their roles.

Don't wait! Remember, non-compliance can lead to significant penalties.


The 2024 OSHA updates are a step towards a safer and more transparent workplace. By understanding the changes, taking proactive steps, and utilizing accessible resources, you can ensure your organization stays compliant and contributes to a safer work environment for everyone.

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Stay tuned for our next article diving into the new penalty hikes implemented by OSHA.



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