Minnesota OSHA recently adopted the federal OSHA regulations that require employers to electronically submit injury and illness data. However, the new requirement mandates that all Minnesota employers with 20 or more employees electronically submit this data to federal OSHA by July 1, 2018 (and by March 2 in years beginning in 2019). Prior to this new requirement, only establishments with 20 or more employees in certain high-risk industries were required to electronically submit information from the Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (OSHA Form 300A).
Important FREE Training Opportunity for Minnesota Employers
MRA, the business community, OSHA, and the Department of Labor recognize that this change has left many organizations without much time to prepare. Therefore, to help you meet this requirement, the Minnesota Department of Labor is offering two free introductory-level training seminars to outline the OSHA recordkeeping requirements:
- June 21, 2018, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
- June 29, 2018, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Key Takeaway for Minnesota Employers
All Minnesota employers with 20 or more employees, regardless of federal or state OSHA jurisdiction, must comply with electronic submission of injury and illness information (Form 300A) through OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application (ITA). Information for calendar year 2017 is due by July 1, 2018.
Source: Michael Hyatt, HR Government Affairs Director, MRA – The Management Association