OSHA Proceeds with Electronic Recordkeeping Implementation


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will launch on August 1, 2017, the Injury Tracking Application (ITA). The web-based form allows employers to electronically submit required injury and illness data from their completed 2016 OSHA Form 300As. The application will be accessible from the ITA web page. Last month, OSHA published a notice of proposed rulemaking to extend the deadline for submitting 2016 Form 300A to December 1, 2017, to “allow affected entities sufficient time to familiarize themselves with the electronic reporting system, and to provide the new administration an opportunity to review the new electronic reporting requirements prior to their implementation.” According to OSHA, the data submission process involves four steps: (1) Creating an establishment; (2) adding 300A summary data; (3) submitting data to OSHA; and (4) reviewing the confirmation email. The secure website offers three options for data submission. One option will enable users to manually enter data into a web form. Another option will give users the ability to upload a CSV file to process single or multiple establishments at the same time. A third option will allow users of automated recordkeeping systems to transmit data electronically via an application programming interface. The ITA web page includes information on reporting requirements, a list of frequently asked questions and a link to request assistance with completing the form. We will update you as the proposed December 1, 2017 filing date approaches. 7/18/2017