There has been a potential security breach of OSHA’s electronic reporting form. A alert banner stating that “due to technical difficulties, some pages of the website are unavailable” is currently up on the site. An OSHA spokesperson confirmed to Business Insurance that the agency received an alert from the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team in the Department of Homeland Security indicating there was a potential compromise of user information for the injury tracking application and that the one unnamed company apparently affected by the breach had been notified. This breach is likely to exacerbate employer concerns about privacy and security under the electronic reporting rule which went into effect on August 1st.
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