Are You Compliant With OSHA Electronic Reporting Requirements?
OSHA’s final rule on electronic reporting requires certain employers to
submit data from their injury and illness records electronically. Affected
establishments must use the agency’s Injury Tracking Application to submit
information from their OSHA 300A Forms. Originally, the first reporting
deadline was set for July 1, 2017, but after a series of delays, OSHA
extended the first reporting deadline to Dec. 15, 2017. However, OSHA will
accept electronic reports until Dec. 31, 2017, without imposing any
The following is a summary of important reporting deadlines:
- Dec. 31, 2017—Deadline for employers to submit injury and illness data from
- July 1, 2018—Deadline for employers to submit injury and illness
data from 2017.
- March 2 (2019 and beyond)—Deadline for employers to
submit injury and illness data from the previous calendar year. Not all
employers and establishments are required to submit records electronically.
Here are the requirements for the final rule:
- Establishments with 250 or
more employees that are required to keep injury and illness records must
electronically submit information from their OSHA 300A, 300 and 301 Forms
(only 300A for the first reporting year).
- Establishments with between 20
to 249 employees that are part of a high-risk industry group must
electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300A.
OSHA Log Summaries Must be Posted by Feb. 1
All employers who are required
to keep and maintain an OSHA Form 300 injury and illness log are required
to post their OSHA Form 300A summary sheet in their workplaces by Feb. 1,
2018. The summary must list the total number of job-related injuries and
illnesses that occurred during the previous calendar year, and must remain
posted in a common area until April 20, 2018.
Employers with 10 or fewer
employees or those in certain low-risk industries are partially exempt from
OSHA log posting requirements. For more information on OSHA record keeping
requirements or to download the required forms, visit OSHA’s website.
Don't Let This Happen To You
Corn Milling Facility Fined $1.8 Million After Fatal Dust Explosion Didion
Milling, a Wisconsin-based corn milling company, faces proposed penalties
of over $1.8 million after a grain dust explosion killed five employees and
injured 12 others. An OSHA inspection of the milling facility found that
the explosion likely resulted from Didion’s failure to stop the
accumulation of highly combustible grain and maintain equipment to control
potential sources of ignition. The agency cited Didion with 14 “willful”
and five “serious” citations involving fire and explosion hazards.
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