By: Kathleen Murray, Capstone Brokerage Client Advocate, January 14, 2017

Effective January 1, 2017, OSHA has revised its requirements for recording and submitting workplace injury records and illnesses. The OSHA Final Rule on Electronic Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses revisions require that some recorded information is submitted to OSHA electronically. OSHA has published this information on their website, OSHA. Employers can also go to find more information on record keeping here.

Currently, employers are required to keep a log of injury and illness forms on site, OSHA Form 300A. OSHA’s intention is to provide a secure website for automated submission in February 2017 to allow employers to transmit files or manually enter data into a web form. The electronic submission requirements do not change an employer’s obligation to complete and retain injury and illness records in OSHA Log form 300A on site.

The Final Rule requires certain employers to electronically submit the illness and injury Information they are already required to keep under existing OSHA regulations.

– The Final Rule requires certain employers to electronically submit the illness and injury Information they are already required to keep under existing OSHA regulations.

– Establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses must electronically submit information OSHA Form 300A. These industries include, but are not limited to: construction, manufacturing, stores, bus transportation, warehousing, most healthcare, residential group homes, building services, real estate, hotels and waste collection. Click HERE, To view A complete list.

Beginning in 2019, the submission deadlines will be changed again from July 1st to March 2nd. Please see the chart below for the submission Form deadline requirements: