REMINDER: OSHA ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF INJURY AND ILLNESS RECORDS FOR 2017 - DUE JULY 1, 2018

 This Alert is to remind you of the deadline for electronic submission of your OSHA Form 300A data to OSHA is July 1, 2018. This is the second year this requirement has been in place and all establishments required to report should already have an account set up in the Injury Tracking Applications (ITA). Below is the OSHA announcement reminding you that your establishment is required to submit 2017 Injury and Illness record keeping data prior to the July 1, 2018 deadline.  Beginning in 2019, the submission deadline will be changed from July 1st to March 2nd

 ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Employers can now begin to electronically report their Calendar Year (CY) 2017 Form 300A data to OSHA. All covered establishments must submit the information by July 1, 2018. Employers can view their submitted CY 2016 Form 300A summary information, but they cannot edit or submit additional 2016 data on this website. Remember, not all establishments are covered by this requirement.

 Covered establishments with 250 or more employees are only required to provide their 2017 Form 300A summary data. OSHA is not accepting Form 300 and 301 information at this time. OSHA announced that it will issue a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) 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. The Agency is currently drafting that NPRM and will seek comment on those provisions.

Do I have to report my OSHA 300A information to OSHA?
The final rule requires certain employers to electronically submit the injury and illness information they are already required to keep under existing OSHA regulations.
The requirement applies to the following:
  • Establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records.
  • Establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses must electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300A.

The list of industries is very encompassing and each establishment should compare the attached list to its North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) number to determine if it is required to report data into the ITA.  Establishment's with peak employment during the reporting calendar year of 19 or fewer, employees regardless of the establishment's industry are not required to electronically report via the ITA. 

How do I report my OSHA 300A information to OSHA?
OSHA has provided a secure website ( https://www.osha.gov/injuryreporting/ita/ )for the electronic submission of information.  The website includes web forms for direct data entry and instructions for other means of submission (e.g. file uploads).  For establishments that are required to report, OSHA estimates that it will take a typical employer about 10 minutes to create an account and another 10 minutes to enter the required information from the Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (Form 300A). If this is your first time on the OSHA website or filing electronically, we suggest you plan additional time to complete.