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Risk Updates: OSHA 300A Form Extension and Winter Weather Preparation

oswaldcompanies December 6, 2017

Two week extension for electronic submission of the 2016 OSHA 300A Form

This is the first year OSHA requires an electronic submission of the 2016 OSHA 300A Form which was due Dec. 1, but has been extended to Dec. 15, 2017. Please check the list of industries that are required to do this, based on your NAICS code.

Establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses and establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records are required to submit their OSHA 300A.

Some certain industries include: Grocery Stores, Utilities, Construction, Manufacturing, Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions, Nursing care facilities, Warehousing and storage, General freight trucking, and many more industries. Check here for the complete list of certain industries that are included.

Unless an employer is under federal jurisdiction, the following OSHA-approved State Plans have not yet adopted the requirement to submit injury and illness reports electronically: California, Maryland, Minnesota, South Carolina, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Establishments in these states are not currently required to submit their summary data through the ITA. Similarly, state and local government establishments in Illinois, Maine, New Jersey, and New York are not currently required to submit their data through the ITA.

Injury Tracking Application

 Winter Weather

“Disasters Winter weather presents hazards including slippery roads/surfaces, strong winds and environmental cold. Employers must prevent illnesses, injuries, or fatalities, by controlling these hazards in workplaces impacted by winter weather.”

OSHA Winter Weather

OSHA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are working together on a public education effort aimed at improving the way people prepare for and respond to severe weather.

Use the link here to access information designed to help businesses and their workers prepare for winter weather, and to provide information about hazards that workers may face during and after winter storms.

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Lara Ward

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