Covered employers face a March 2 deadline for submitting 2021 worklpace injury and illness data to comply with an OSHA recordkeeping deadline. 

Form 300A data should be submitted by employers with 250 or more employees who are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, or employers who have between 20 and 249 employees who are in a specific industry with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses. 

That includes manufacturing, utilities, wholesale trades, and general freight trucking, among other industries.

OSHA will not send out notifications to employers that they need to report their form 300A data. OSHA has provided detailed guidance to help employers with recordkeeping

When electronically submitting form 300A to OSHA, it is important that employers provide the correct employer identification number.

Reporting Incidents 

Employers are not only tasked with keeping their workers safe, they are also responsible for  tracking work-related injuries and illnesses. 

There are a few questions to analyze to be certain if an accident is reportable. 

If an employee is on company premises, including the parking lot, as an employee, it is safe to assume that the incident is reportable. 

Conversely, if the person is on the property as a member of the general public or the affected employee's injury or illness involves signs that surfaced at work, but resulted from a non-work related event, it is probably not reportable.