Cal/OSHA Advisory: Submit Federal OSHA Injury Reports by July 1

Though Cal/OSHA has not yet adopted a state rule, it is advising employers to comply with Federal OSHA’s directive to provide Form 300A data covering calendar year 2017. Federal OSHA requires affected employers to submit their data by July 1, 2018.

Beginning in 2019 and every year thereafter, covered establishments must submit the information by March 2.

This advisory affects companies with more than 250 employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, and companies with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational injury and illness.

Federal OSHA had required affected employers to electronically submit Log 300 employee injury and illness data in the Federal OSHA Injury Tracking Application (ITA) online portal.

Covered establishments with 250 or more employees are now required to provide their 2017 Form 300A summary data only. Federal OSHA is not accepting Form 300 and 301 information at this time.

Federal OSHA announced that it will issue a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to reconsider, revise, or remove provisions of the “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” final rule, including the collection of the Forms 300/301 data.

Covered companies must submit information from their completed 2017 Form 300A by July 1, 2018. Beginning in 2019 and every year thereafter, covered establishments must submit the information by March 2.

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Casey Kolb

ckolb@vanbeurden.com

Risk Management Consultant | Woodland