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The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released 2023 injury and illness data collected under the agency’s new Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses regulation published last summer. The 2023 300A data reflect collection changes beginning in 2024. 

“Providing access to injury and illness data will help identify unsafe conditions and workplace hazards that may cause occupational injuries and illnesses. Recognizing these hazards will help identify ways to control or prevent them and reduce injuries and illnesses,” the Labor Department said. “This information will improve research on the occurrence, prevention and control of workplace hazards, injuries and illness types.”

The report includes data submitted by more than 375,000 companies on OSHA Form 300A Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses. Under a rule finalized in July, OSHA amended its regulation to require companies with 100 or more employees in certain industries to electronically submit information from their Forms 300 and 301 to the agency once a year.

Among the affected employers are assisted living and other residential care facilities, continuing care retirement communities and skilled nursing facilities (NAICS 6231 and 6233, for example).

The deadline for timely submission of injury and illness data was March 2. Companies that missed the deadline still must submit their data, the Labor Department cautioned.