In certain circumstances, OSHA requires employers to electronically submit injury and illness data from their OSHA Form 300A, via the OSHA Injury Tracking Application (ITA) site. Employers have been able to submit data since January 2, 2022, however, the deadline for reporting this information is soon approaching (March 2, 2022).
The ITA site has a great deal of information for employers such as frequently asked questions (FAQs), as well as the “who, what, when and how” to submit data through the site. Job aids are also available to users.
Companies with 250 or more employees (that are already required to keep OSHA injury and illness records) are required to submit information electronically. Additionally, companies that employ 20 – 249 employees (in certain industries) are similarly required to report. A list of industries that must report if they have 20 – 249 employees may also be found on the OSHA site.
The rule notes that companies with 250 or more employees, that are already required to keep OSHA records, are required to submit electronically. In general, all employers are required to keep an OSHA 300 log unless they are in a partially exempt class under OSHA rules. If an establishment operates in a typically low-hazard industry, it may be exempt from keeping these records and consequently excused from reporting electronically to OSHA. A list of these exempt industries is also provided by OSHA.
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The information contained in this article is intended for educational purposes and to provide a general understanding of regulatory events, legislative changes and the law – not to provide specific legal advice. Employers are advised to discuss and/or receive counsel from their licensed legal or accounting professional, prior to implementing any new policy or policy change.