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IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING OSHA’S ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF INJURY AND ILLNESS RECORDS

Wednesday, June 14, 2017  
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IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING OSHA’S ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF INJURY AND ILLNESS RECORDS REQUIREMENTS FOR NFFS MEMBERS

 

Following is the update from OSHA regarding the requirement for manufacturers to electronically submit their injury and illness data to the agency by July 1, 2017:

 

OSHA has announced that they are not accepting electronic submissions of injury and illness logs at this time. Furthermore, OSHA intends to propose extending the July 1, 2017 date by which certain employers are required to submit the information from their completed 2016 Form 300A electronically. Updates will be provided as they become available. This means that for now your foundry has no way to submit the required data electronically, and therefore the requirement cannot be complied with. You should continue to comply with all other OSHA recordkeeping requirements. Contact NFFS with any questions about the OSHA Electronic Reporting Rule at (847) 299-0950.

 

Who does the rule cover?

Establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, and establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries (including manufacturing) with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses.

 

What is required?

Covered establishments with 250 or more employees must electronically submit information from OSHA Forms 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses), 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses), and 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report). Covered establishments with 20-249 employees must electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300A.

 

When is it required?

The requirement becomes effective on January 1, 2017. The new reporting requirements will be phased in over two years. In 2017, all covered establishments must submit information from their completed 2016 Form 300A by July 1, 2017. In 2018, covered establishments with 250 or more employees must submit information from all completed 2017 forms (300A, 300, and 301) by July 1, 2018, and covered establishments with 20-249 employees must submit information from their completed 2017 Form 300A by July 1, 2018. Beginning in 2019 and every year thereafter, covered establishments must submit the information by March 2. This has been superseded by the announcement from OSHA as outlined above.

 

 

Additional information can be found at https://www.osha.gov/injuryreporting/


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