The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has extended the deadline for employers to electronically submit their 2016 OSHA Form 300A Summary of Injuries and Illnesses to December 15, 2017.
Originally, the deadline for reporting was July 1, but the OSHA injury tracking application (ITA) was not available until August 1 so the deadline was first pushed to December 1 prior to this latest extension to December 15.
Covered establishments for reporting include those with 250 or more employees, who are currently required to maintain OSHA logs, and those in certain industries with under 250 employees that have historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses.
Click below for the list of covered industries for establishments with under 250 employees:
For establishments that are partially exempt from OSHA’s recordkeeping requirements due to industry, electronic reporting is not required regardless of employee count.
Business groups have opposed the rule as the OSHA log data could be made public on the OSHA website, which they stated could harm employers. With two lawsuits over the rule, OSHA has asked for litigation to be halted while it considers new rules. In addition, we are also awaiting a new Assistant Secretary of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health. The Senate confirmation hearing for President Trump’s nominee Scott Mugno is set for Dec 5. We will watch for further action here after the new agency head takes office and expect to see changes sometime next year.
Click below for more information and FAQs concerning OSHA ITA:
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