OSHA Updates Employers Ahead of July 1 Electronic Records Submission Deadline

Published May 31, 2017

OSHA recently indicated its intention to propose extending the July 1 deadline by which certain employers are required to electronically submit the information from their completed 2016 Form 300A, Summary of Work-related Injuries and Illnesses. The agency is not accepting electronic submissions of injury and illness logs at this time and plans to post updates to the OSHA website as they become available. Interested individuals can subscribe to OSHA recordkeeping updates via the Department of Labor’s email subscription service.

OSHA intends to provide a secure website that offers three options for electronic data submission: manually entering data into a web form; uploading a CSV file to process single or multiple establishments at the same time; or transmitting data electronically via an application programming interface (API).

More information about OSHA’s final rule issued to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses is available on the agency’s website.