OSHA is launching the Injury Tracking Application on August 1, 2017 to help employers who are affected by OSHA's rule requiring electronic submission of injury and illness data. The online form allows employers to electronically submit required data from their completed 2016 OSHA Form 300A. OSHA has extended the deadline for submitting 2016 Form 300A to December 1, 2017. All affected entities have enough time to familiarize themselves with the electronic reporting system and to give the new administration an opportunity to review the electronic reporting requirements before they are implemented.
What you should know
Establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records must electronically submit information from OSHA Forms
- 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses)
- 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses)
- 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report)
Establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses -- they include construction, utilities, agriculture, and many more -- must electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300A.
The requirement became effective January 1, 2017.