The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has added a new statement to its website to communicate that they are not accepting electronic submissions of 300 logs at this time, and intends to propose extending the July 1, 2017 deadline.
With the July 1 deadline fast approaching, OSHA took action this week to address the submission timeline. In the new statement, OSHA proposes to extend the initial submission deadline to Dec. 1, 2017, to provide the administration an opportunity to review the new electronic reporting requirements prior to their implementation. The statement looks to provide all entities sufficient time to familiarize themselves with the electronic reporting system, which will not be available until Aug. 1.
When OSHA began working toward the July 1, 2017 deadline, it indicated that the test site would be available in February 2017, giving employers roughly four months to validate their electronic reporting processes. With the delay in the availability of the electronic reporting system now stretching to Aug. 1, the new Dec. 1 deadline grants employers the four months intended in the original plan.
For additional information please visit the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) website.