OSHA Releases Online Form for Submitting Injury and Illness Data
On Aug. 1, OSHA launched its Injury Tracking Application.
The web-based form allows employers to electronically submit required injury and illness data from their completed 2016 OSHA Form 300A.
Last month, OSHA published a notice of proposed rulemaking to extend the deadline for submitting 2016 Form 300A to Dec. 1, 2017, to allow affected entities sufficient time to familiarize themselves with the electronic reporting system and to provide the new administration an opportunity to review the new electronic reporting requirements prior to their implementation.
Submitting Your Data to OSHA
The data submission process involves four steps: (1) Creating an establishment, (2) adding 300A summary data, (3) submitting data to OSHA, and (4) reviewing the confirmation email.
The secure website offers three options for data submission. One option enables users to manually enter data into a web form.
Another option gives users the ability to upload a CSV (comma separated value) file to process single or multiple establishments at the same time.
A third option will allow users of automated recordkeeping systems to transmit data electronically via an application programming interface.
The ITA webpage also includes information on reporting requirements, a list of FAQs, and a link to request assistance with completing the form.
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