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OSHA Mandate: Injury and Illness Records to be Submitted Electronically by Friday, December 15, 2017

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OSHA Mandate: Injury and Illness Records to be Submitted Electronically by Friday, December 15, 2017

OSHA has a new rule that requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness data that they are already required to record on their onsite OSHA Injury and Illness forms.

Establishments with 250 or more employees in industries covered by the recordkeeping regulation must submit information from their 2016 Form 300A by Friday, December 15, 2017. These same employers will be required to submit information from all 2017 forms (300A, 300, and 301) by July 1, 2018. Beginning in 2019, the information must be submitted by March 2.

Establishments with 20-249 employees in certain industries must submit information from their 2016 Form 300A by Friday, December 15, 2017 and their 2017 Form 300A by July 1, 2018. Beginning in 2019, the information must be submitted by March 2.

To submit forms electronically, users can choose from the following:

1)     Enter the data manually via OSHA’s secure web form;

2)     Upload a CSV file to process single or multiple establishments at the same time; or

3)     Complete OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application via ITA launch page, then click Launch ITA.

Exceptions:  Unless an employer is under federal jurisdiction, the following OSHA-approved State Plans have not yet adopted the requirement to submit injury and illness reports electronically: California, Maryland, Minnesota, South Carolina, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Establishments in these states are not currently required to submit their summary data through the ITA. Similarly, state and local government establishments in Illinois, Maine, New Jersey and New York are not currently required to submit their data through the ITA. Contact information for each of the State Plans can be found at https://www.osha.gov/dcsp/osp/states.html.

For more information on electronic submission of records, click here.

Please share this time-sensitive information with your policyholders with 20 or more employees.

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