OSHA Extends Deadline for Electronically Submitting Injury, Illness Reports

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health by on November 27, 2017 2 Comments

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has extended the date by which employers must electronically report injury and illness data through the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) to Dec. 15, 2017.

This further extension follows a decision by OSHA to extend the final rule’s original reporting date from July 1 to Dec. 1, 2017.

The rule requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness information they are already required to keep under existing OSHA regulations.

Specifically, businesses with 20-249 employees in certain high-risk industries, which includes the entire construction industry, as well as those with 250 or more employees in industries covered by the recordkeeping regulation must submit information from their 2016 Form 300A – Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses by the new deadline.

In January, NAHB, along with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Oklahoma State HBA, State Chamber of Oklahoma and three poultry associations filed a lawsuit challenging the legal authority of OSHA to issue the electronic reporting rule.

NAHB has argued from the start that such a requirement is onerous on businesses and employers while serving no clear benefit.

For more information about the rule, visit NAHB’s OSHA Recordkeeping Toolkit or contact Rob Matuga at 800-368-5242 x8507.

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  1. Jeff says:

    What if you have less than 20 employees. Are you still required to post electronically.

    • NAHB Now says:

      Hello Jeff. Thanks for your question. We consulted our colleague who works on labor, safety and health matters at NAHB and establishments with fewer than 20 employees at all times during the year do not have to routinely submit information electronically to OSHA. Please feel free to reach out to Rob Matuga (rmatuga@nahb.org) if you have further questions. Have a great day.

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