The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched its web-based Injury Tracking Application (ITA) on Aug. 1, and extended the deadline for submitting 2016 injury and illness data to Dec. 1, 2017. The reporting requirements are part of a final rule issued in October 2016 to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses.
The reporting requirements apply to businesses with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, and establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses.
The new reporting requirements are being phased in over a two-year period. The reporting deadline for the 2017 forms is July 1, 2018. Beginning in 2019, businesses must submit the information for the previous year’s data by March 2 of the following year. The web-based form allows employers to electronically submit required injury and illness data from their completed 2016 OSHA Form 300A. The application is accessible from the ITA web page, https://www.osha.gov/injuryreporting/index.html.