The Injury Tracking Application (ITA) will be accessible from the www.osha.gov page on August 1, 2017, where you will be able to provide the Agency your 2016 OSHA Form 300A information. OSHA also published a notice of proposed rulemaking to extend the date by which certain employers are required to submit the information from their completed 2016 Form 300A electronically from July 1, 2017 to December 1, 2017.
We were not sure if the new Administration was going ahead with this rule change. We now know they are. On August 1, 2017 the OSHA web site should go live. At this web site (www.osha.gov) you should be able (if required to do so) to enter your 300A Log info (starting with your 2016 info). Oregon-OSHA will not begin to enforce this new Federal Rule until December 1, 2017.
Who: Establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records. Also establishments/industries with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses.
These types of industries include; Construction, Manufacturing, Utilities, Building Material & Supply Dealers plus many more. This will include most of our HBA membership if you have 20 or more employers.
What: 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.
When: The requirement becomes effective on January 1, 2017. The new reporting requirements will be phased in over two years. In 2017, all covered establishments must submit information from their completed 2016 Form 300A by July 1, 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.
How: OSHA will provide a secure website that offers three options for data submission. First, users will be able to manually enter data into a web form. Second, users will be able to upload a CSV file to process single or multiple establishments at the same time. Last, users of automated recordkeeping systems will have the ability to transmit data electronically via an API (application programming interface). We will provide status updates and related information here as it becomes available.
If you have any questions on how to comply with this new rule please feel free to contact me anytime. Phone: 503.399.1500 or Email: email@example.com