As the March 2 deadline to electronically report to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) looms, you should be aware of some recent changes to the law.
As a reminder, the original law mandated that all work-related illness and injury data be electronically submitted to OSHA. The first required submission date was for 2017 data to be submitted by July 1, 2018. There was a second deadline added of December 31, 2018, for those establishments who did not submit in time for the original July 1 date.
Going forward, the information from the prior year is to be electronically submitted by March 2.
For establishments with 250 or more employees, electronic reporting was to include Forms 300, 301, and 300A in the electronic submission. Companies with 20 to 249 employees in certain high-hazard industries were required to submit only Form 300A.
The change impacts those establishments with 250 or more employees as they are now required to submit only their Form 300A. The requirement remains the same for those establishments with 20 to 249 employees in certain high-hazard industries. A complete list of those industries can be found on OSHA’s website here.
OSHA has provided a secure website for online reporting. This can be done via a web form, an uploaded CSV file or with an automated recordkeeping system.
Non-compliance with this requirement can, and has, resulted in fines and penalties. Fines and penalties can be assessed by both OSHA and MIOSHA.
A few other items you may wish to know about this record-keeping rule:
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Our platform makes electronic reporting to OSHA simpler by creating the CSV file for you, but can also: