The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a rule in 2016 to modify its recordkeeping regulations. The new ruling (effective January 1st, 2017) required organizations with 250+ employees to submit their 300A, 300, and 301 forms to OSHA using the Injury Tracking Application.
As of July 30th, 2018 OSHA released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that amends its prior regulation to remove the requirement to electronically submit 300 and 301 forms for establishments with 250 or more employees. OSHA will not enforce these prior requirements or its prior deadline.
In addition, OSHA is proposing to require covered employers to submit their Employer Identification Number (EIN) electronically along with their injury and illness data submission.
Employers must continue to electronically report their OSHA Form 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) as usual.
Severe Injury Reporting remains unchanged. Employers must report any worker fatality within 8 hours and any amputation, loss of an eye, or hospitalization of a worker within 24 hours.
It’s hard to say of these recordkeeping regulations will continue to roller coaster over the next few years. Regardless, using a safety management software that integrates with the OSHA Injury Tracking Application can save you time and ensure you’re able to meet any requirements in the future.