OSHA to Extend Electronic Recordkeeping Compliance Deadline by 2 Weeks

Regulation | November 29, 2017 | by Jennifer Hilliard

In a final rule published in the Federal Register on November 24th, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stated its intention to delay the July 1, 2017 compliance date for the electronic submission of the 2016 Form300A report of injuries and illnesses until December 15, 2017.  

The agency also stated its intention to issue further rulemaking to modify the 2016 final rule. The original July 1, 2017 deadline had been applicable to LeadingAge members in the following categories:

  • Employers with 250 or more employees – The employer must submit electronically OSHA Forms 300, 300A and 301 annually.
     
  • 20 or more but less than 250 in certain identified industries – The employer must submit electronically OSHA Form 300A annually.  Included in the list of identified industries are nursing care facilities (NAICS 6231), community care facilities for the elderly (NAICS 6233) and other residential care facilities (NAICS 6239).
     
  • Other employers who receive notification from OSHA to electronically submit their OSHA Forms 300, 300A and 301. 

 

Note that the following OSHA-approved State Plans have not yet adopted the requirement to submit injury and illness reports electronically: CA, MD, MN, SC, UT, WA and WY. Establishments in these states are not currently required to submit their summary data through OSHA's Injury Tracking Application (ITA). Similarly, state and local government establishments in IL, ME, NJ, and NY 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.
 
Additional information, including a link to the ITA, can be found at: https://www.osha.gov/injuryreporting/

Electronic reporting of injuries and illnesses was included as part of a 2016 final rule published by OSHA.