Risk Updates: OSHA 300A Form Due July 1

Risk Updates

This is the second consecutive year OSHA requires an electronic submission of the 2017 OSHA 300A Form

Due Date: July 1, 2018.   

Who: Establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, and establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses. Covered establishments with 250 or more employees are only required to provide their 2017 Form 300A summary data, as OSHA is not accepting Form 300 and 301 information at this time.

What: Covered establishments must electronically submit information from their 2017 OSHA Form 300A.

When: In 2018, covered establishments must submit information from their completed 2017 Form 300A by July 1, 2018. Beginning in 2019 and every year thereafter, covered establishments must submit the information by March 2.

How: OSHA has provided a secure website that offers three options for data submission. First, users will be able to manually enter data into a web form. Second, users will be able to upload a CSV file to process single or multiple establishments at the same time. Last, users of automated recordkeeping systems will have the ability to transmit data electronically via an API (application programming interface).

Electronic submission of OSHA 300A:
2017 was the first year some companies were required to electronically submit their OSHA 300A information (Even if they had no injuries to report).

This is the second year some companies are required to electronically submit their OSHA 300A information.

  1. Get your 2017 OSHA 300A that you posted from Feb. 1 – April 30, 2018 and look at it.
  2. Look at the number of employees listed. 19 or fewer and you don’t have to do anything this year.
  3. If you see the number 20-249 you might have to submit.**
  4. If you see the number 250 or more you have to submit.**
  5. Look at you NAICS # and see if it’s on OSHA’s certain industries list.
  6. If your NAICS # is not there, you didn’t have to do anything last year and don’t have to do anything this year.
  7. If you NAICS # is listed, the deadline to electronically submit your 2017 OSHA

**Establishments on this list DO NOT have to send their information to OSHA.

State-government and local-government establishments in State Plans states are required to electronically submit injury and illness information. Please contact your State Plan office for further information.

“OSHA recently announced that employers in the seven states currently without electronic reporting regulations must submit their 2017 injury and illness data to the agency. Two of those states, however, have taken issue with the mandate. An OSHA official said the agency will meet internally to address the disagreement, but admitted it ultimately can’t issue fines or citations for non-compliance in those seven states: California, Maryland, Minnesota, South Carolina, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.”

Full article can be read HERE.


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