Some establishments are coming up on an important OSHA deadline for online submission of their 2016 OSHA Form 300A. That deadline is December 15, 2017. Please note that on November 22, 2017, OSHA issued a press release stating that the previous December 1, 2017 deadline had been pushed back to December 15, so if this new date looks weird to you, that’s why.
You can upload and submit your information here on OSHA’s site.
Which establishments have to submit online, you ask? Good question:
- Establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records
- Establishments with 20-249 employees in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses
There are some exceptions for establishments covered by OSHA-approved state plans that have not yet adopted the requirement to submit injury and illness reports electronically. Those states are:
- South Carolina
In addition, state and local government establishments in the following states are also not currently required to submit their data electronically:
- New Jersey
- New York
For additional information on these exceptions, contact your State Plan with the contact information available here.
This December 15, 2017 deadline is only for the 2016 300A forms and only for the establishments defined above. However, for those of you who are forward-thinking, you might want to know about following upcoming deadlines as well:
- July 1, 2018, for all covered establishments with 250 or more employees: 2017 Forms 300A, 300, and 301
- July 1, 2018, for all covered establishments with 20-249 emplyees: 2017 Form 300A
- March 2, 2019 and future years: Online submissions must be made by March 2
If you need help with your OSHA recordkeeping and online submission, we’ve got software and training courses to help.
Our Incident Management Software, or IMS, allows you to log all workplace incidents, investigate them, correct them, create all necessary OSHA forms (300A, 300, and 301), and even submit online to OSHA. The short video below provides a good high-level explanation.
In addition, our online OSHA Recordkeeping training course may be a valuable addition to your safety training program at work.
Hope that helps! Let us know if you have questions.
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