On August 1, 2017 OSHA launched the electronic application to submit injury and illness data from their completed 2016 OSHA Form 300A. The new electronic system will provide employers with three options to submit data. Employers can manually enter the data into a web form, upload a CSV file for single or multiple establishments, and/or transmit data electronically through an application programming interface if the employer utilizes an automated record-keeping system.
What is OSHA Form 300A? Form 300A is a summary of workplace injuries and illnesses such as; death, medical treatment beyond first aid, loss of consciousness, etc. Employers are required to record and post the findings in the workplace.
As an employer what should I do? OSHA published a notice to extend/postpone the electronic submission deadline for 2016 Form 300A to December 1, 2017. You should take this time to familiarize yourself with the new ITA reporting system and how you will submit the information.
Who does this apply to? The December 1, 2017 start date applies to businesses that are covered by OSHA’s record-keeping regulations and those who have 250 or more employees. This rule also covers establishments with 20-249 employees in certain hazardous industries.
4 Steps of the Submission Process
- Create an establishment in the ITA (Injury Tracking Application).
- Add 300A summary data.
- Submit data to OSHA.
- Review the confirmation e-mail.