OSHA Sets 2018 Reporting Deadline

Dec 18, 2017

Employers must submit their 2017 injury and illness data electronically from Forms 300, 300A and 301 by July 1, 2018. Use the Injury Tracking Application available here https://www.osha.gov/injuryreporting/index.html and refer our IPWW training guide for more information. [View Guide] The deadline for submitting 2016 data was December 15.

The mandatory electronic reporting primarily applies to businesses with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records. It also applies to establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses.

Introduced in 2016, the Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses Rule, also known as the Final Rule, is intended to modernize injury data collection and improve communication about workplace hazards to all constituents. Currently, there is very little information about worker injuries and illnesses made public or available to OSHA; now, the data employers collect may be posted on the OSHA website and used for research and analysis. Under the new rule, companies must electronically submit injury and illness information from OSHA Forms 300, 300A and 301 to OSHA. Companies with fewer employees in certain industries must submit the information from OSHA Form 300A only.

Please contact your Injury Prevention and Worksite Wellness consultant with any questions.