OSHA has enacted a new law that goes into effect December 1, 2016 that they hope will further improve safety for workers.
Part one of the new law enforces anti-retaliation protections, which prohibit employers from deterring workers from reporting work place illnesses and injuries. The law goes a step further, then requiring employers to inform employees of their right to report such occurrences, including that the process for reporting must be reasonable.
The second part of the law, goes into effect January 1, 2017, will require electronic submissions of injury and illness data via an OHSA provided website. The site is expected to be live Feb 2017.
For more information on preparation and compliance, click this link