After many roll backs and talks of elimination, OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application (ITA) website is now live. As many of you remember, this is the first year that we will have to directly submit the information off of our OSHA 300a, 300, 301 logs directly to OSHA via the ITA. The current deadline to submit is December 1st, 2017.
What do I need to do now?
Short answer is nothing, as of now. I would strongly suggest waiting to submit the information to OSHA until the deadline draws near. However, it may be a good idea to get familiar with site and get your information prepared in a usable form. Typically, it’s a good policy to never volunteer information. That being said, as we have seen many rollback in regulations, this one may also get turned back. If we have already submitted the information and it is no longer required, we have just volunteered up a whole lot of information.
What if the final rule isn’t rolled back by December 1st?
This year, we will need to submit only the 300a information. Next year, in the final rules current state, we are required to submit information based of the establishments employee counts. Keep in mind, under the current final rule, establishment means address. If you have multiple facilities at different address, those are all separate establishments.
In 2017, all covered establishments must submit information from their completed 2016 Form 300A by December 1, 2017. In 2018, covered establishments with 250 or more employees must submit information from all completed 2017 forms (300A, 300, and 301) by July 1, 2018. All other establishments with less than 250 employees will still only need to submit information off of the 300a.
You may access the site here: https://www.osha.gov/injuryreporting/index.html