Here we go again … Get ready to report your 2017 injury and illness data
Posted January 4, 2018
You may have just finished submitting your 2016 300-A Summary data to OSHA, but the Agency is already accepting submissions of 2017 Summary data.
OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application (ITA) reporting portal has closed for submissions of the 2016 Summary data. The deadline for reporting was December 15, 2017, although OSHA said it would not enforce the deadline for employers who submitted their data by the end of the year. Employers who reported their 2016 data may view their submission on the ITA website, but may not edit or submit additional 2016 data.
Not all establishments are covered by the requirement to report. Covered employers are those with establishments with 250 or more employees that already keep workplace injury and illness records. Establishments with 20-249 employees in certain high hazard industries are also covered by the requirement. These employers may now begin to report their 2017 300-A Summary data to OSHA. The deadline to submit is July 1, 2018.
While OSHA’s final rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses called for employers with 250 or more employees to begin submitting their 300 Log and 301 Incident Report information in 2018, OSHA’s ITA website is not accepting these forms at this time. The Agency plans to propose a rule to reconsider, revise, or remove provisions of the final rule, which may include the collection of the Form 300 and 301 data.
Establishments in State-Plan States that were not required to submit their information to OSHA last year should check with their state to see if electronic reporting requirements will be adopted in 2018.
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