OSHA Extends Compliance Date for Submitting Injury and Illness Data

New Deadline: Dec. 15, 2017
On Nov., 24, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule extending the deadline for submitting injury and illness data to Dec. 15 to allow affected entities sufficient time to familiarize themselves with the electronic reporting system. In August, OSHA launched the web-based Injury Tracking Application (ITA), which allows employers to electronically submit the required data from their completed 2016 OSHA Form 300A – the only information required for the 2017 submission. The application will be accessible from the ITA webpage.
The data submission process involves four steps: (1) Creating an establishment; (2) adding 300A summary data; (3) submitting data to OSHA; and (4) reviewing the confirmation email. The secure website offers three options for data submission. One option will enable users to manually enter data into a web form. Another option will give users the ability to upload a CSV file to process single or multiple establishments at the same time. A third option will allow users of automated recordkeeping systems to transmit data electronically via an application programming interface.
The ITA webpage also includes information on reporting requirements, a list of frequently asked questions and a link to request assistance with completing the form.
It is also important to note that the following OSHA-approved State Plans have not yet adopted the requirement to submit injury and illness reports electronically: CA, MD, MN, SC, UT, WA and WY. Establishments in these states are not currently required to submit their summary data through the ITA.
For more information, contact Kevin Cannon at (703) 837-5410 or cannonk@agc.org.


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