Final Rule Issued to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses – July 1, 2018 Deadline
The deadline of July 1, 2018, when specific employers must electronically submit information from their 2017 OSHA Form 300A, is quickly approaching.
Companies with 11 or more employees, whose individual establishments (generally single physical locations) are not partially exempt from keeping OSHA injury and illness records (see OSHA Fact Sheet 3746) — and who meet OSHA’s establishment level triggers (250 or more peak employees during 2017 at a location in any industry or 20 or more peak employees in certain “high hazard” industries) — are required to report 300A data for the affected locations. “Employees” in this context include part-time, seasonal and temporary employees supervised on a day-to-day basis.
The injury tracking application can be found on the OSHA ITA website. Once the account has been created, data can be manually entered on a web form. Business owners with multiple locations and/or a large amount of data may want to upload a CSV file to process single or multiple establishments at the same time.
Further instructions on how to file can be found on the OSHA website.
OSHA had previously required reporting of location data only for locations in Federally administered and State administered OSHA plans that had adopted the new requirements. Federal OSHA has now asserted that employers in all States, including States that have not adopted the Federal regulation are required to report using the Federal ITA portal. States that initially did not adopt the federal regulation are as below. Businesses with operations in these states that are required to report should check the status of their State’s adoption.
- California (Cal/OSHA)
- Washington (WA DLI, WISHA, or DOSH)
- Maryland (MOSH)
- Minnesota (MNOSHA)
- South Carolina (SC OSHA)
- Utah (UOSH)
- Wyoming (WY OSHA)
- Vermont (VOSHA)