OSHA Delays Electronic Injury, Illness Reporting Deadline

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The controversial Electronic Injury and Illness Reporting rule from OSHA was supposed to go into effect on December 1, 2017, but OSHA has recently delayed that enforcement to allow those affected to become familiar with the new electronic reporting system.

On November 22, OSHA delayed the date by which employers have to submit their injury and illness data to the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) from December 1 to December 15, amounting to a two week delay.

 This year, all companies that employ at least 20 employees must submit their OSHA Form 300A.  Next year, employers that have over 250 employees will be required to submit forms 300, 300A, and 301 by July 1, 2018.  Those with 20-249 employees will still only be required to submit form 300A, also by July 1, 2018.  In 2019 and future years, all applicable information must be submitted by March 2.

Not all states are required to submit their reports electronically, as several are covered by OSHA-approved state plans that haven’t adopted the requirement.  Those states are: California, Maryland, Minnesota, South Carolina, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

OSHA is also continuing to review all of the other requirements of the injury and illness reporting rules and plans to issue a notice in 2018, which could remove or revise certain components.

Full story: U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Extends Compliance Date for Electronically Submitting Injury, Illness Reports to December 15, 2017 | OSHA