OSHA Extends Compliance Date for Electronic Submission of Injury Reports
OSHA has extended the compliance deadline for certain employers to electronically submit reports on workplace injuries and illnesses until December 15, 2017.
According to OSHA’s press release of November 22, 2017, the administration “has extended the date by which employers must electronically report injury and illness data through the Injury Tracking Application (ITA)”:
“OSHA’s final rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses sets December 15, 2017, as the date for compliance (a two-week extension from the December 1, 2017, compliance date in the proposed rule). The rule requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness information they are already required to keep under existing OSHA regulations.
Unless an employer is under federal jurisdiction, the following OSHA-approved State Plans have not yet adopted the requirement to submit injury and illness reports electronically: California, Maryland, Minnesota, South Carolina, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Establishments in these states are not currently required to submit their summary data through the ITA. Similarly, state and local government establishments in Illinois, Maine, New Jersey, and New York are not currently required to submit their data through the ITA.
OSHA is currently reviewing the other provisions of its final rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses, and intends to publish a notice of proposed rulemaking to reconsider, revise, or remove portions of that rule in 2018.”
You can access the final rule here.
New OSHA recordkeeping course coming soon from Summit: Summit Training Source will soon release a new OSHA recordkeeping course. The upcoming course addresses OSHA 29 CFR 1904 and trains employees on:
- OSHA forms 300, 300A and 301 and their equivalents
- How to identify and collect the information necessary for reporting
- Determining if an illness or injury meets the recording criteria
- Recognizing the exceptions to the definition of “work-related”
- How to complete and post required OSHA forms
To learn when this course is available, visit the What’s New section of the Summit Training Solutions website.