OSHA Extends Deadline for Electronic Submission of Injury and Illness Records

The date by which certain employers are required to submit to OSHA the information from their completed 2016 Form 300A has been extended to December 15, 2017.

Establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, and establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses.  Wisconsin agricultural establishments, as a federal OSHA state, are classified under NAICS 11 – Agricultural, forestry, fishing, and hunting. This requirement includes all types of agriculture establishments, not just dairy farms.

Covered establishments with 250 or more employees must electronically submit information from:

  • OSHA Forms 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses),
  • 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses), and
  • 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report).

Covered establishments with 20-249 employees must electronically submit information from 2016 OSHA Form 300A.

This new reporting requirement became effective on January 1, 2017.  In 2017, all covered establishments must submit information from their completed 2016 Form 300A by December 15, 2017. In 2018, covered establishments with 250 or more employees must submit information from all completed 2017 forms (300A, 300, and 301) by July 1, 2018, and covered establishments with 20-249 employees must submit information from their completed 2017 Form 300A by July 1, 2018. Beginning in 2019 and every year thereafter, covered establishments must submit the information by March 2.

OSHA has developed a secure website that offers three options for data submission.

Users are able to:

  • manually enter data into a web form
  • upload a CSV file to process single or multiple establishments at the same time
  • transmit data electronically for automated recordkeeping systems using an API (application programming interface)

Additional instructions and access to the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) are available on the OSHA website.

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