OSHA’s e-reporting web portal is now available
Posted July 18, 2017
OSHA announced that the e-reporting web portal would be ready by August 1, 2017, for certain employers to submit injury and illness information electronically to the Agency. The secure Injury Tracking Application (ITA) will allow employers covered by OSHA’s electronic submission requirements to submit their 2016 Form 300-A Summary in three ways:
- By entering data into a web form manually.
- By uploading a CSV file to process single or multiple establishments at the same time. (CSV stands for comma separated value, a basic text file.)
- By transmitting automated recordkeeping systems data electronically with a programmed interface.
Electronic submissions are required from establishments with 250 or more employees and from establishments with 20-249 employees that are listed in the Code of Federal Regulations at Appendix A to Subpart E in Part 1904. Listed industries have historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses.
While the portal will open on August 1, OSHA recently published a notice of proposed rulemaking to extend the e-reporting deadline to December 1, 2017. The reporting deadline for 2017 injury and illness information remains July 1, 2018, for now.
It’s worth noting that at the same time OSHA proposed to delay the reporting deadline, the Agency also said it intends to issue a separate proposal to reconsider, revise, or remove other provisions found in the e-reporting rule. This could include the controversial “anti-retaliation provisions” of the rule, and could also include the e-reporting requirements themselves.
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