OSHA Launches Electronic Injury Reporting Application

Originally published by the following source: OSHAAugust 1, 2017

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On August 1, OSHA launched its Injury Tracking Application (ITA) from which certain employers must electronically submit their completed 2016 Form 300A. 

OSHA previously published a notice of proposed rulemaking to extend the date by which these employers must electronically submit this information from July 1, 2017 to December 1, 2017.  The application, which is on a secure website, provides three options for data submission: 1) manually entering data into a webform, 2) uploading a CSV file, and 3) transmitting data via an application programming interface (API).  The website includes a set of ITA job aids and FAQs.  The application also includes a Help Request Form that can be accessed at the bottom of each page within the application. 

The requirement to electronically submit injury and illness records applies to 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 (this includes manufacturing, woodworking and building material and supply dealers). 

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 OSHA Form 300A.