OSHA E-Reporting Website Has Launched, Deadline to Submit Delayed

UPDATED DECEMBER 19, 2017: OSHA Accepting Injury and Illness Reports Through Dec. 31st. Employers have until Dec. 31st to electronically submit Form 300A.

OSHA has stated that it will “further review and consider the [electronic reporting] rule.” In May of 2016, OSHA published a final rule that requires employers to submit their OSHA 300 and 300A logs electronically. Only certain companies are required to OSHA Electronic Reportingabide by this new rule. This rule requires companies with over 250 employees to electronically submit OSHA Form 300-Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, Form 300A-Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, and Form 301-Inury and Illness Incident Report. Also, companies in certain industries with 20 to 249 employees will electronically submit OSHA Form 300A.

The original posted deadline was July 1.  Now the new deadline to submit injury and illness data electronically is said to be December 31, 2017.

Despite the changing deadline, the Injury Tracking Application portal, which is where employers will submit information, is available online. However, safety law attorneys caution employers submitting data right away. Especially with the recent security breach that occurred within the website.

SRP Safety Consultants will continue to keep you updated and keep you in compliance.  Industry experts believe the deadline could change again or the rule could be modified.

Injury Tracking Application Overview

Here is a quick overview of the ITA website, including submission process and ways to submit data.

Submission Process:

  1. Create an Establishment
  2. Add Summary 300A Data
  3. Submit Data to OSHA
  4. Review Confirmation Email

There are three ways to to enter data:

  1. Enter Data Manually in a Webform
  2. Upload a Comma Separated Value (CSV) file to process single or multiple establishments
  3. Transmit data via application programming interface (API)