Author, Alyssa Burley, Client Services Coordinator, Rancho Mesa Insurance Services, Inc.
In a recent news release from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will be accepting electronically submitted 2016 OSHA Form 300A data through midnight on December 31, 2017. The previous deadline had been December 15, 2017.
According to a statement released by the DOL, as of January 1, 2018, the Injury Tracking System "will no longer accept the 2016 data."
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."