OSHA published a notice of proposed rule making to extend the electronic submission date from July 1, 2017 to December 1, 2017. This action allows time for the new administration to review the electronic reporting requirements prior to implementation, and allows time for affected entities to familiarize themselves with the electronic reporting system, which will be available on August 1st.
What does this mean?
Under the new Federal OSHA rules, certain employers are now required to electronically submit injury and illness data recorded to their already required on-site OSHA Injury and Illness forms.
Establishments with 250 or more employees in industries covered by the recordkeeping regulation, and establishments with 20-249 employees in certain high-risk industries must submit information from their 2016 Form 300A electronically to OSHA by December 1st 2017.
See why no employer is 'truly' exempt from OSHA Reporting because of this acronym…F.A.I.L.
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- Who is required to submit electronically?
- Who has to complete OSHA Injury and Illness forms?
- What forms have to be completed?
- What needs to be recorded?
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- What is considered First Aid?
- Where OSHA considers a ‘work environment’ for reportable injury?
- When (a) F.A.I.L. must be reported to OSHA, and what F.A.I.L. means?
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How will electronic submission work?
OSHA will provide a secure website that offers three options for data submission. First, users will be able to manually enter data into a web form. Second, users will be able to upload a CSV file to process single or multiple establishments at the same time. Last, users of automated recordkeeping systems will have the ability to transmit data electronically via an API (application programming interface). The Injury Tracking Application (ITA) will be accessible from the ITA launch page on August 1, 2017, where you will be able to provide the Agency your 2016 OSHA Form 300A information.
The new reporting requirements will be phased in over two years: Employers who are covered under this new regulation will be required to submit information from all 2017 forms (300A, 300, and 301) by July 1, 2018. Beginning in 2019 and every year thereafter, the information must be submitted by March 2. https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/finalrule/index.html
How does your club report?
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