They couch it in terms of “nudging employers to reduce workplace injuries and illnesses”, but others contend it could be far more damaging to some business operations.  OSHA, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, has finalized a new rule establishing a new electronic reporting requirement for employers of workplace injuries and illnesses.  The rule, which was just finalized this week, becomes effective on August 10, 2016 but submissions are not required until 2017.  It provides that all establishments with more than 250 employees covered by the recordkeeping regulation are required to submit the information electronically from forms 300, 300A and 301.  Further, it provides that those establishments with between 20 and 249 employees in certain industries must submit the information electronically from OSHA Form 300A only.