Effective January 1, 2017, employers in states regulated by federal OSHA are required to electronically submit Log 300 records of injuries and illnesses and are prohibited from discriminating against employees for reporting a work-related injury or illness.

Employers in California, however, are not required to follow the new requirements at this time and will not be required to do so until “substantially similar” regulations go through the formal rulemaking process and are adopted by the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations and approved by the Office of Administrative Law. Cal/OSHA has drafted a proposed rulemaking package, and the package is currently under review.