OSHA Pushes Back Electronic Reporting Deadline

Author, Alyssa Burley, Client Services Coordinator, Rancho Mesa Insurance Services, Inc.

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In a recent news release from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it has extended its electronic reporting deadline from December 1, 2017 to December 15, 2017.  

The extension was made "to allow affected employers additional time to become familiar with the new electronic reporting system launched on August 1, 2017," according to the statement issed by the DOL's OSHA.

Employers in California, Maryland, Minnesota, South Carolina, Utah, Washington and Wyoming are currently not required to submit their OSHA reports electronically.  However, it is likely it will be a requirement in the future.

Update: 5/3/18 For updated information on State requirements, read "Federal OSHA Asserts Electronic Data Reporting Requirement Applies to Employers across All States."

For additional information about the OSHA electronic reporting, read "Risk Management Center Streamlines Electronic OSHA Reporting," "DHS Alerts OSHA of Possible Electronic Reporting Security Breach," "OSHA Launched Electronic Reporting System."