OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application is live.
If you’re in the construction industry, you’ve no doubt heard about the new “Improve Track of Workplace Injuries and Illness” final rule. The goal? To move employers to submit information from Forms 300, 300A and 301 – all online. The requirement is effective on January 1st, 2017 and will be phased in over the next two years.
The website offers three options for submitting data: manual, uploading a CSV file to process single or multiple locations at the same time or by allowing automated recordkeeping systems to transmit w/ an application programming interface. The site also includes reporting requirements, a FAQ section and links for assistance.
You won’t’ need any special software and third parties are allowed to maintain the injury/illness records for an employer. Yes, we can still help you out.
Here’s the formal schedule:
“Establishments with 250 or more employees in industries covered by the recordkeeping regulation must submit information from their 2016 Form 300A by July 1, 2017. These same employers will be required to submit information from all 2017 forms (300A, 300, and 301) by July 1, 2018. Beginning in 2019 and every year thereafter, the information must be submitted by March 2.”