OSHA has extended the deadline for submitting ITA, or Injury Tracking Application data to December 15th, 2017. Under current rules, businesses with 250 or more employees are required to track and submit injury and illness records to OSHA annually. Companies with 20-249 employees in certain high-injury rate industries like construction, manufacturing, and utilities are also required to submit records as well.
For all businesses covered under this data submission requirement, the mandatory reporting of data will be phased in over two years. This year, employers must use 2016 Form 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) and submit it electronically by December 15, 2017.
Come 2018, covered establishments with 250 or more employees will be required to complete and submit information from all completed 2017 forms on or before July 1, 2018. These forms include Forms 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses), 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses), and 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report). Smaller establishments with 20-249 employees must submit information from their completed 2017 Form 300A by July 1, 2018. Starting in 2019 forward, businesses required to report data will be required to submit the information by March 2.
As these requirements for reporting specific injury and illness data to OSHA begins, it’s important to be keeping accurate records and to familiarize yourself with OSHA’s online reporting resource page. This page goes into detail on how to setup an online account for the purpose of reporting as well as how to upload data via a CSV file or API interface. It’s important to note that at this time OSHA does not require the following states to submit their injury and illness reports electronically using the ITA interface – CA, MD, MN, SC, UT, WA and WY. This may change in the future however, so stay posted for updates.