Electronic Submission of Injury and Illness Data Required By July 1, 2018

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May 2018 - Following a recent review of the requirements put in place in 2016 regarding the “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” regulation, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has corrected an error that was made with regard to implementing the final rule.

OSHA has determined that Section 18(c)(7) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and relevant OSHA regulations pertaining to State Plans, requires all affected employers to submit their injury and illness data electronically in the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) online portal.

This also applies to employers covered by a State Plan that has not adopted OSHA regulation, whereas until today, some states (including California) have been exempted until determining whether they want to follow Federal OSHA standards.

Sourced from OSHA News Release.

EXCEPTIONS           

Remember, not all establishments are affected by this requirement. For a list of those exempt, click here.

SIMPLE NEXT STEPS

The good news is that next steps are quick and painless. Affected employers should have already completed and posted their Calendar year (CY) 2017 Form 300A between February 1 and April 30, 2018.

With the bulk of the work done, all employers need to do is access the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) website and register to electronically submit the data already appearing on the Form 300A by July 1, 2018.

Access the ITA website here. Form 300A can be accessed here.

IF YOU HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT:

JEFF HULSON

Director, Risk & Loss Advisors
Phone: (858) 550-4987
Jeff.Hulson@MarshMMA.com