Wednesday, August 2, 2017

OSHA Launches New Website for Electronically Filing Injury and Illness Reports

Beginning August 1, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new electronic portal, the Injury Tracking Application (ITA), will be accessible for employers to file web-based reports of workplace injuries or illnesses. OSHA’s secure website offers several different options for how employers submit the data electronically.

Under OSHA’s electronic record keeping rule, covered companies with at least 250 employees must submit information electronically from:

•OSHA Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses)
•OSHA Form 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses)
•OSHA Form 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report)

Covered establishments with 20 to 249 employees in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses must submit information electronically from OSHA Form 300A.

OSHA had published a notice of proposed rule-making to extend the date by which certain employers are required to submit the information from their completed 2016 Form 300A electronically from July 1, 2017 to December 1, 2017. Comments were due in mid-July and a final rule is likely forthcoming.

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