California: Cal OSHA Proposes Modifying Recordkeeping and Reporting Regulations and Extends Emergency Regulations

In the May 10, 2019 edition of the California Regulatory Notice Register, Cal OSHA proposed multiple modifications to the state’s OSHA recordkeeping and reporting regulations found in 8 CCR 14300.35 and 14300.41. The proposed changes will generally align Cal OSHA standards with the OSHA standards found in 29 CFR 1904. Importantly, Cal OSHA will amend its requirements to specify that employers who have 250 or more employees at any time during the preceding calendar year and required to keep records must submit information on its Form 300A to OSHA once a year. Like the OSHA standard, Cal OSHA will not include the submission of OSHA Forms 300 and 301, which was eliminated by Federal OSHA on January 25, 2019. The new changes will also require electronic submission of all forms and records. In the meantime, Cal OSHA also extended the emergency regulations temporarily incorporating these changes that originally became effective on November 1, 2018 and expired on May 1, 2019. Comments in response to this proposal must be received by 5 PM on June 27, 2019. A hearing will also be held on June 27, 2019.

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Cal OSHA Proposes Modifying Recordkeeping and Reporting Regulations, California Regulatory Notice Register, Volume No. 19-Z, May 10, 2019.