New OSHA Requirements: Electronic Submittal Of Injury and Illness Records

Effective January 1, 2017, OSHA revised its requirements for recording and electronically submitting work-related injuries and illnesses records for posting to the OSHA website. The new reporting requirements will be phased in over three years and pertain to establishments with 20+ employees in industries covered by the record-keeping regulation. The new requirements pertain to the following records:

  • OSHA 300 Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses: most companies are required to maintain this log on an annual basis to record all work-related injuries and illnesses.
  • OSHA 300A Annual Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses: a summary of injury data for the previous year that must be posted from February 1 to April 30 of the following year.
  • OSHA 301 Injury and Illness Incident Report: an accident report that must be completed on all work-related incidents.

Note:  These forms can be obtained here.  OSHA will provide a secure website with three options for data submission. The new reporting requirements will be phased in over three years.  The following table illustrates compliance deadlines:

Submission year

Establishments with 250+  employees Establishments with 20-249 employees Submission deadline
2017 Form 300A Form 300A July 1, 2017
2018 Forms 300A, 300, 301 Form 300A July 1, 2018
2019 Forms 300A, 300, 301 Form 300A

March 2, 2019

Corporate offices with control over multiple locations will be able to submit data electronically for all establishments under their control. You can view the list of affected industries for companies with 20-249 employees.

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