The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that it is not accepting electronic submissions of information from 2016 Forms 300A at this time. As a result, OSHA has proposed extending the July 1, 2017 date by which certain employers are required to electronically submit these forms pursuant to its recent "Electronic Recordkeeping Rule" to December 1, 2017.
'Electronic Recordkeeping Rule' Explained
The Electronic Recordkeeping Rule, generally effective as of January 1, 2017, requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness data to OSHA that they are already required to record on their OSHA Forms 300A. Under the rule, the following entities were required to make these submissions by July 1, 2017:
Note: Establishments located in OSHA "State Plan" states should check with their state plans for the implementation date of the new requirements in their state.
To read more about OSHA's recordkeeping requirements, please visit our Safety & Wellness section.
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