Reminder: OSHA is not accepting 300-A Summary data
Posted June 27, 2017
Many employers have been asking about OSHA’s July 1st deadline for electronically reporting injury and illness recordkeeping data to OSHA.
OSHA’s 2016 final rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses requires certain employers that are already keeping injury and illness records to submit their workplace injury and illness data to OSHA, starting July 1, 2017. The Agency plans to make this information public, minus any personally identifiable information. OSHA has indicated that it may reconsider the rule in its current form.
However, that, and OSHA’s ability to collect and publish an employer’s injury and illness data, is being contested in two federal courts. OSHA may wait for the outcome of these cases before taking further action.
Back in May, the Agency posted on its website that “OSHA is not accepting electronic submissions of injury and illness logs at this time, and intends to propose extending the July 1, 2017, date by which certain employers are required to submit the information from their completed 2016 Form 300A electronically. Updates will be posted to this webpage when they are available.”
OSHA has not yet posted any updates or taken any rulemaking action, but the Agency has taken down the portal that employers were to use to submit their data. So, employers need not be concerned as there is no way to submit their data to OSHA right now.
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