Get Ready for These OSHA Deadlines

Business owners, prepare to send OSHA your injury and illness data.

In accordance with their new employer recordkeeping rule, OSHA requires that certain business and commercial entities send in their injury and illness logs for 2018.  To see which types of businesses are required to send in this information, please check the criteria for OSHA’s new recordkeeping regulation HERE.  For more information about this mandatory reporting and deadline, please read on.

Summary Posting
Form 300A summarizes work-related injuries and illnesses recorded in 2018.  Employer requirements include keeping and maintaining an OSHA 300 injury and illness log.  The 300A summary sheet must be posted in a prominent location from February 1 to April 30.

Employers with 10 or fewer employees or who work in certain low-hazard industries are not required to post the summary.

Electronic Submission
Companies employing 250 or more workers are currently required to electronically submit their 2018 Form 300A data to OSHA by March 2.

However, OSHA has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend its recordkeeping regulation.  It would remove the requirement to electronically submit to OSHA information from the OSHA Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) and OSHA Form 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report) for establishments with 250 or more employees which are required to routinely keep injury and illness records.  OSHA will not enforce this deadline for these two forms without further notice while this rule-making is underway.

Remember, not all establishments are covered by this requirement.  To review which establishments need to provide their data, visit OSHA Injury Tracking Application.

For more information regarding this deadline, please visit OSHA’s website HERE.  To stay on top of all the latest business news and secure the comprehensive commercial insurance that your company needs, contact the experts at CIA Insurance and Risk Management today.

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