OSHA reminds employers that it will begin collecting workplace injury and illness data for the 2020 calendar year beginning Jan. 2, 2021.

The information is included on OSHA Form 300A, which employers must file electronically by March 2, 2021.

Electronic submissions are required for establishments with 250 or more employees currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records,

Submissions are also required for establishments with 20 to 249 employees classified in specific industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses.

By law, employers must record information about every work-related injury or illness that involves loss of consciousness, restricted work activity or job transfer, days away from work, or medical treatment beyond first aid.

Employers must also record significant work-related injuries and illnesses that are diagnosed by a physician or licensed healthcare professional.

In addition, they must record work-related injuries and illnesses that meet any of the specific recording criteria listed in OSHA standards.

See the injury tracking application electronic submission of injury and illness records to OSHA for more information and a link to the injury tracking application.

For more information, contact CBIA's Phillip Montgomery (860.244.1982).