OSHA electronic injury and illness data now due by Dec. 31
December 20, 2017
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced on Dec. 18 it they will continue accepting the 2016 OSHA Form 300A data through the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) until midnight on Dec. 31, 2017. In a press release, OSHA noted it will not take enforcement action against those employers who submit their reports after the Dec. 15, 2017, deadline but before Dec. 31, 2017, final entry date. Starting Jan. 1, 2018, the ITA will no longer accept the 2016 data. Foundries with more than 20 employees are required to electronically submit the information from their completed 2016 Form 300A by Dec. 15. According to the DOL website, the following OSHA-approved state plans have not yet adopted the requirement to submit injury and illness reports electronically: California, Maryland, Minnesota, South Carolina, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Establishments in these states currently are not currently required to submit their summary data through the injury tracking application.
In the U.S. Department of Labor’s regulatory agency, Fall 2017 Unified Agenda, released in December, OSHA plans to publish a proposed rulemaking, which would seek to reconsider, revise or remove provisions of its final electronic recordkeeping rule, soon. AFS will be submitting comments on this proposal.