OSHA has modified the requirement for filing the Form 300
Injury and Illness Records to OSHA. Below is a breakdown of your
responsibilities under the rule.
You are exempt from any record keeping. However, you are still required
to report any fatality or hospitalization for three or more employees.
If you have 10-19 employees, you are required to keep a copy of the 300
Form and maintain records of any work related fatalities, injuries and
20 or More Employees
You will be required to file the OSHA 300 Form
electronically by using the “Injury Tracking Application” (ITA) website at https://www.osha.gov/injuryreporting/ita/. You will need to establish a user name and
password, but the site is user friendly and easy
to use. Gather your payroll information and get started. If you need some
additional information for completing the Form 300, visit http://youtu.be/DEBIWysDAZw .
The filing date for submitting the Form 300 electronically
is December 15, 2017 for the year
2016 payroll data. There are some exceptions to the rule. The following
approved OSHA-approved states Plans have not yet adopted the requirement to
submit injury and illness reports electronically, including CA,MD,MN,SC,UT,WA ,
WY, IL, ME, NJ and NY. For these states, additional information and contacts regarding
the Form 300 can be found at https://www.osha.gov/dcsp/osp/states.html.
For additional information or to sign up for program support
in all other OSHA areas, visit DLI’s Safety Compliance partner, Safety &
Environmental Compliance Consultants, Inc. (S&ECC's) at www.complyhere.com.
Written by Henry W. Parker, President of Safety & Environmental Compliance Consultants, Inc.