On August 1, 2017, OSHA will be launching Injury Tracking Application (ITA), a web-based form for electronically submitting injury and illness data. This form will allow employers to electronically submit required injury and illness data from their completed 2016 OSHA Form 300A, and will be available from the ITA Webpage.
The new web-based form comes exactly one month after the originally planned July 1, 2017 deadline for submitting 2016 Form 300A, which was delayed due to lack of a webpage. Just before the deadline, OSHA published a notice of proposed rulemaking to extend the deadline to Dec. 1, 2017. The proposed extension was issued “to allow affected entities sufficient time to familiarize themselves with the electronic reporting system, and to provide the new administration an opportunity to review the new electronic reporting requirements prior to their implementation.” (OSHA News Release)
Four Step Data Submission Process:
Three Options for Data Submission:
A Reminder of the Electronic Submission of Injury and Illness Records Rule:
Who: Establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, and establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses.
What: Covered establishments with 250 or more employees must electronically submit information from OSHA Forms 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses), 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses), and 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report). Covered establishments with 20-249 employees must electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300A.
When: The requirement becomes effective on January 1, 2017. The new reporting requirements will be phased in over two years. In 2017, all covered establishments must submit information from their completed 2016 Form 300A by July 1, 2017. In 2018, covered establishments with 250 or more employees must submit information from all completed 2017 forms (300A, 300, and 301) by July 1, 2018, and covered establishments with 20-249 employees must submit information from their completed 2017 Form 300A by July 1, 2018. Beginning in 2019 and every year thereafter, covered establishments must submit the information by March 2.
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