The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) electronic reporting rule requires certain establishments to report information electronically from their OSHA Forms 300, 300A and 301. Under the rule, the first electronic reports were due on July 1, 2017.
However, on Nov. 24, 2017, OSHA issued a new final rule officially delaying the first electronic reporting deadline to Dec. 15, 2017. Affected establishments will need to submit their reports through the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) website by that time or face possible OSHA penalties.
- The rule requires OSHA to create and provide a secure website to transmit electronic information.
- Under the rule, OSHA will publicize the information received from the electronic reports.
- The final rule has met significant opposition, and its validity is currently being challenged in federal court.
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Carol J. Scully is director of strategic risk management for MJ Insurance. She oversees MJ's comprehensive risk management and risk analysis initiatives.