Under a Final Rule issued 1/1/17, OSHA has revised its requirements for recording and submitting records of workplace injuries and illnesses to require that some of this recorded information be submitted to OSHA electronically for posting to the OSHA website. The new OSHA rule requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness data that they are already required to record on their on-site OSHA Injury and Illness forms. Analysis of this data will enable OSHA to use its enforcement and compliance assistance resources more efficiently. Some of the data will also be posted to the OSHA website.
OSHA had extended the compliance date for electronically submitting injury and illness reports and will continue accepting 2016 OSHA Form 300A data through the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) until midnight on December 31, 2017. OSHA will not take enforcement action against those employers who submit their reports after the December 15, 2017 deadline but before December 31, 2017 final entry date. Starting January 1, 2018, the ITA will no longer accept the 2016 data.
To read more about injury and illness recordkeeping, the rule changes and to determine if your company is required to report electronically, visit OSHA”s website: https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/finalrule/
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