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Deadline Extended to December 15 for OSHA’s Electronic Injury and Illness Reporting

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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On November 22nd, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced an extension for employers to comply with OSHA’s final rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses. The new compliance date is December 15th, 2017, a two-week extension from the previous compliance date of December 1st.

The rule requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness information they are already required to keep under existing OSHA regulations through the Injury Tracking Application (ITA).

Who Does This Rule Apply to?

Establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, and establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses. Note that the following OSHA-approved State Plans have not yet adopted the requirement to submit injury and illness reports electronically: CA, MD, MN, SC, UT, WA and WY. Establishments in these states are not currently required to submit their summary data through the ITA. Similarly, state and local government establishments in IL, ME, NJ, and NY are not currently required to submit their data through the ITA. Contact information for each of the State Plans can be found at https://www.osha.gov/dcsp/osp/states.html.

What Needs to Be Submitted Electronically

Covered establishments with 250 or more employees:

  • OSHA Forms 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses)
  • 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses)
  • 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report)

Covered establishments with 20-249 employees:

  • 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses)

When Is Reporting for covered establishments:

  • 2017 – all covered establishments must submit information from their completed 2016 Form 300A by December 15, 2017.
  • 2018
    • Establishments with 250 or more employees are required to submit completed 2017 forms (300A, 300, and 301) by July 1, 2018.
    • Establishments with 20 to 249 employees are required to submit completed 2017 Form 300A by July 1, 2018.
  • 2019 and every year thereafter, covered establishments must submit the information by March 2.

How to Report

OSHA’s secure website that offers three options for data submission. First, users will be able to manually enter data into a web form. Second, users will be able to upload a CSV file to process single or multiple establishments at the same time. Last, users of automated recordkeeping systems will have the ability to transmit data electronically via an API (application programming interface).  Click here for the Injury Tracking Application Login or visit the OSHA website for more information (https://www.osha.gov/injuryreporting/index.html).

Source: OSHA.gov – https://www.osha.gov/injuryreporting/index.html

Material posted on this website is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a legal opinion or medical advice. Contact your legal representative or medical professional for information specific to your legal or medical needs.

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