The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will launch its Injury Tracking Application on Aug. 1, allowing employers to electronically enter their required 2016 injury and illness data from Form 300A. The Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses final rule went into effect Jan. 1. OSHA has proposed delaying the deadline for initial compliance until Dec. 1. The requirements are scheduled to be phased in over two years. In 2017, all "covered establishments" must submit data from 2016 Form 300A, and in 2018, establishments with at least 250 employees are required to submit information from 2017 Forms 300, 300A, and 301. Those with 20 to 249 workers in specified industries are required to enter data from Form 300A. The deadline will be moved up to March 2 in 2019 and beyond. The Injury Tracking Application will offer three options for submitting data: manual entry, uploading a CSV file to process single or multiple establishments at the same time, and allowing automated recordkeeping systems to transmit with an application programming interface.
Safety and Health Magazine (07/18/17)