OSHA Amends Electronic Submission Requirements to Exclude Forms 300 & 301

Author, Lauren Stumpf, Media Communications Assistant, Rancho Mesa Insurance Services, Inc.

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OSHA published a final rule through the Federal Register on January 25, 2019 stating, “To protect worker privacy, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is amending the recordkeeping regulation by rescinding the requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information from OSHA Forms 300 and 301.”

All establishments with 250 or more employees, unless specifically exempted by section 14300.2 of title 8 of the California Code of Regulations, and establishments with 20 to 249 employees in the specific industries listed in Appendix H of Cal/OSHA's emergency regulations are still required to electronically submit the OSHA Form 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses).

The requirement to keep and maintain OSHA Forms 300, 300A, and 301 for five years is not changed by this final rule. This final rule becomes effective on February 25, 2019.

The deadline to electrically submit the 2018 Form 300A is March 2, 2019.

Rancho Mesa has put together a 6-minute tutorial video on how to generate the electronic Form 300A data file from the Risk Management Center, that can be uploaded to the ITA website for reporting the data.

For questions about how to track the injury and illness data in the Risk Management Center, contact Alyssa Burley at (619) 438-6869.