The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced that covered employers can now electronically report their calendar year 2017 Form 300A data through OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application (ITA). Covered establishments are required to submit the information by July 1, 2018. 

Learn which establishments are covered by this requirement and need to provide their 2017 data through OSHA’s ITA.

The following information on electronic reporting is available on the Department of Labor’s (DOL) website:
  • Establishments with 250 or more employees in industries covered by the recordkeeping regulation must submit information from their 2017 Form 300A by July 1, 2018. Beginning in 2019 and every year thereafter, the information must be submitted by March 2. Note: at the time of this writing, the OSHA website states: “OSHA is not accepting Form 300 and 301 information at this time. 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 the Forms 300/301 data. The agency is currently drafting that NPRM and will seek comment on those provisions.
  • Establishments with 20-249 employees in certain high-risk industries must submit information from their 2017 Form 300A by July 1, 2018. Beginning in 2019 and every year thereafter, the information must be submitted by March 2.
According to the DOL website, 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 injury tracking application. Similarly, state and local government establishments in Illinois, Maine, New Jersey and New York are not currently required to submit their data through the Injury Tracking Application. 

Contact information for each of the state plans can be found on OSHA’s website.

Note: Enforcement of the anti-retaliation provisions of the Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses final rule went into effect on Dec. 1, 2016.

In 2016, ABC filed a lawsuit against the final rule, which remains pending.
 
More information about the final rule can be found on DOL’s website and the ITA landing page.