OSHA’s deadline for certain employers to electronically submit information from their completed 2017 Form 300A is July 1, 2018. The Injury Tracking Application (ITA) is accessible from the ITA launch page, where employers can submit this information. OSHA is not accepting Form 300 and 301 information at this time. OSHA announced that it will issue a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) and seek comments to reconsider, revise, or remove provisions of the "Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses" final rule, including the collection of the Forms 300/301 data.
This deadline for the electronic reporting rule applies to:
- Establishments with 250 or more employees at any time during the previous calendar year that are required to keep OSHA injury and illness records.
- Establishments with 20 – 249 employees at any time during the previous calendar year in certain high-risk industries.
It was previously reported that certain states, including private employers in Minnesota and state and local government in Illinois, did not have to comply with the electronic reporting requirement because their state plans had not yet adopted the electronic submission requirement. However, OSHA has corrected this "implementation error" and now requires ALL affected employers to comply going forward. In addition, Minnesota OSHA went a step further and now mandates that all Minnesota employers with 20 or more employees electronically submit illness and injury data to federal OSHA. Additional information can be found in our Inside HR article.
Key Takeaway for MRA Members
All covered employers, including Minnesota employers with 20 or more employees, must comply with electronic submission of injury and illness records (300A) through OSHA’s ITA. Information for calendar year 2017 is due by July 1, 2018. Beginning in 2019 and every year thereafter, the information must be submitted by March 2.
Further explanatory materials and Q&As can be found on OSHA’s Final Rule.
Source: OSHA.gov; Lynell Meeth, Director, Member Content, MRA – The Management Association