AlaCOMP provides news and OSHA Updates to all members. Each entry is packed with vital safety tips, updates to claims processes and information on the annual seminar devoted to safety and workers’ compensation subjects.

  • OSHA Update: Electronic Filing and Penalties Increase

    February 15, 2019
    Just in case you missed the most recent releases from OSHA, we wanted to make sure that you were up to date on a few changes they have made. Below we recap and provide the OSHA links regarding the new ruling for the electronic filing for employers with 250 or more employees as well as the new increased OSHA penalties. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the AlaCOMP Loss Control Department. The United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health…


    February 05, 2019
    By now, all members should be aware of the requirement to electronically file OSHA 300 forms. Members may not know this filing is not retroactive. If the 2018 300A form is not yet filed, do not attempt to file. First, the system will not allow this filing. Second, attempts to file may flag the account for failure to meet filing requirements. Instead, document the missed filing, or lack of prior knowledge of the E-file requirement. Make sure the document is accurately completed and available for…

  • OSHA Update: Final Rule to Protect Employees from Beryllium Exposure

    May 15, 2018
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule to prevent chronic beryllium disease and lung cancer in American workers by limiting exposure to beryllium and beryllium compounds. The rule contains standards for general industry, construction and shipyards. OSHA estimates the rule will save 90 lives from beryllium-related diseases and prevent 46 new cases of chronic beryllium disease each year, once the effects of the rule are fully realized. The rule is…

  • OSHA Update: Electronic Filing Deadlines

    February 28, 2018
    Recently, OSHA released an update to the electronic filing deadlines. Deadlines are summarized below. 2018: Deadline for all required forms is July 31, 2018 2019 and on: Deadlines for all required forms is March 2 For more information, please visit the following websites: or Due to the number of accidents and injuries related to fork truck incidents, on October 1, 2017, OSHA renewed the Region IV Emphasis Program for powered industrial…