OSHA Injury Reporting Due Dec. 1, 2017
WARRENDALE, Pa. - November 22, 2017 - In May 2016, OSHA published its new recordkeeping rule, officially named “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses.” The rule dictates that employers with more than 20 full-time employees, including printing operations, must submit their work-related injury and illness records from their completed 2016 OSHA Form 300A to a new OSHA website. OSHA has stated that once the data is collected it will publish the data online.
The submission deadline originally was set for July 1, 2017 but was delayed to Dec. 1, 2017. Although OSHA has stated that it wants to revise the rule prior to the Dec. 1, 2017 deadline, at the time of this email, no changes have been issued. Therefore, printing operations with more than 20 full-time employees should plan on meeting the Dec. 1, 2017 deadline.
In order to accept the data, OSHA created 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 300A. The application will be accessible from the ITA webpage at www.osha.gov/injuryreporting/index.html.
The data submission process involves four steps:
- Creating an establishment
- Adding 300A summary data
- Submitting data to OSHA
- Reviewing the confirmation email
The secure website offers three options for data submission. The first 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 (API).
In order to demonstrate that you have met the new reporting requirement, you should keep copies of all of the electronic correspondence from OSHA.
If there is a further delay of the reporting deadline or a change in the regulation, the Printing Industries of America will send out an alert to notify its constituents as soon as we are aware of the changes.
If you have any questions regarding OSHA injury reporting or recordkeeping, please contact us at EHS@printing.org.
The preceding press release was provided by a company unaffiliated with Printing Impressions. The views expressed within do not directly reflect the thoughts or opinions of Printing Impressions.