Just before the holiday, on November 22, 2017, OSHA quietly released a news brief announcing a 2-week extension to the compliance date for employers to electronically report on-the-job illness and injuries. OSHA’s final rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Illnesses and Injuries will not be effective as of December 15, 2017. Below is a post from our parent company, Total Safety Consulting providing guidance for employers:
Industry update from Total Safety Consulting (Gallagher Bassett):
OSHA Quietly Extends Deadline on Electronic Submission of Injury and Illness Records
In news from OSHA, its reporting requirements for the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) for certain employers to electronically submit the information from their completed 2016 Form 300A has been extended to Dec. 15, 2017.
As per the United States Department of Labor, this update pertains to establishments with 250 or more employees currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, and establishments with 20-249 employees classified in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses. It’s important to note some states including NY and NJ do not require use of the electronic ITA. Click here for information regarding your state’s requirements.
The change has been implemented to help protect workers throughout the country. OSHA provided a secure website offering three options to submit data:
- Users can manually enter data into a web form.
- Users can upload a CSV file to process single or multiple establishments concurrently.
- Users of automated recordkeeping systems will be able to electronically transmit data via an application programming interface (API).
As a safety construction company and leader in the industry, Gallagher Bassett provides relevant and up-to-the-minute job site safety information for you and your employees.
You can access the Injury Tracking Applications (ITA) from the ITA launch page.