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OSHA's electronic recordkeeping submission deadline is July 1! Are you prepared?

Posted by admin on May 9, 2018

OSHA periodically updates its workplace injury reporting standards. The agency did just that in May 2016, publishing the "Final Rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses," which requires certain employers to electronically submit OSHA recordkeeping logs to OSHA by July 1, 2018.


Understanding the basics

Establishments with 20-249 employees in high risk industries are required to submit all data fields currently contained in their 2017 OSHA form 300A.

Initially, in addition to submitting 300A form data, the final rule also required establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit data contained in OSHA forms 300, and 301. However, in November of 2017, OSHA announced that it will issue a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to reconsider, revise, or remove provisions of the “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” final rule, including the collection of Form 300 and Form 301 data. The Agency is currently drafting that NPRM and will seek comment on those provisions. As it stands, establishments with 250 or more employees should prepare to only submit the required 2017 Form 300A data.

Environmental health and safety stakeholders should submit this data using the web-based Injury Tracking Application. The submission process consists of four steps:

  1. If you have not already done so, create an establishment within the ITA.
  2. Add 300A summary information.
  3. Submit the raw injury data.
  4. Review the resulting confirmation email.

Taking extra steps

Businesses can take their EHS efforts to the next level by swapping their existing manual recordkeeping processes for incident tracking and recordkeeping software. Here at IndustrySafe, we deploy reliable EHS software that simplifies injury tracking efforts, streamlines compliance and makes it easier for organizations to comply with updated regulations like this final rule. Connect with us today to learn more about how our safety management software can help your EHS team reduce workplace risk and keep workers safe.

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