OSHA: Majority of Companies Failed to Submit OSHA 300A Log Before Deadline

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If your company did not electronically submitted its 2016 OSHA 300A injury and illness log to OSHA before December 31, 2017, they could be facing an other-than-serious violation with a maximum penalty of $12,934. We tried to warn you, and warn you, and warn you again.

According to Bloomberg Environment, only 153,653 of the 350,000 companies that OSHA expected to file the injury and illness log actually submitted it and 60,000 sites that did submit were not even required to. OSHA’s new online Injury Tracking Application (ITA) launched in August of last year, before the deadline to submit was delayed, then delayed again, to its final date of December 31. The ITA is no longer available to employers to submit their 2016 log.

Employers with less than 20 employees are exempt from the requirement to file, but those companies who were required to file could be hearing from an OSHA compliance officer soon. According to EHS Today, OSHA told its compliance officers to begin looking into the companies that were required to submit, but didn’t.  They have until June 15, 2018 to issue any citations they think are appropriate to those who are out of compliance.

The agency is planning to reach out to the companies who did not submit via mail to let them know how to proceed. 

Full story: OSHA Cracks Down on Failure to File Electronic Injury Reports | EHS Today