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Update: OSHA Extends Deadline for 300A Log Electronic Reporting

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On Friday, OSHA extended the deadline for employers to electronically report injury and illness data to December 15, 2017.
 
If you haven't submitted your information yet, that gives you an extra two weeks to comply. We'll show you what you need to submit and how to do it.

And if you've already submitted your information, great! We'll show you what's next and how to prepare.

(If you're in a hurry, download the fact sheet to print or save to your desktop.)

What do I need to submit?

In a nutshell, organizations will need to submit the data from their 2016 OSHA 300A logs no later than December 15th. The rule applies to:


  • Organizations with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records
  • Organizations with 20-249 employees in certain high-risk industries

Fortunately, this is information employers are already required to keep, so you won't need to gather any additional information as long as your records are up to date.

To make sure you're not over- or under-reporting, OSHA has provided a brief tutorial on filling out the recordkeeping forms.

Note: According to OSHA, establishments in California, Maryland, Minnesota, South Carolina, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming are not currently required to submit their summary data through the ITA. Similarly, state and local government establishments in Illinois, Maine, New Jersey, and New York are not currently required to submit their data through the ITA. Contact information for each of the State Plans can be found at https://www.osha.gov/dcsp/osp/states.html.

How do I submit information?

You'll submit your information through the OSHA Injury Tracking Application (ITA) by manually entering it in a webform, uploading a CSV file, or transmitting data electronically via an API.

Perillon users will be able to review data from all your sites, export it to a CSV file, and upload everything at once.

Here are some links to help you navigate the Injury Tracking Application:


What's next?

The December 15th deadline is just the first requirement in the new OSHA recordkeeping rule. In July of 2018, you'll be required to electronically submit more information:


  • Organizations with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records will be required to submit information from all 2017 forms (300A, 300, and 301) by July 1, 2018. In 2019 and beyond, the information must be submitted by March 2.
  • Organizations with 20-249 employees in certain high-risk industries will be required to submit their 2017 Form 300A by July 1, 2018. In 2019 and beyond, the information must be submitted by March 2.

More helpful resources

With all the other OSHA requirements you have to juggle, it can be difficult to keep track of what's due when. We've created a helpful guide to save to your desktop so you can keep track of the recordkeeping rule requirements:

download the fact sheet

Now is a good time to consider implementing an electronic recordkeeping system, which makes it easy to record illnesses and injuries and speeds up information submission to OSHA. Get a demo to see how Perillon can cut your workload in half. 

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