The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that it will extend the July 1, 2017 deadline for electronic submission of employers’ injury and illness logs.
The agency has added a statement to its website notifying employers that “OSHA is not accepting electronic submissions of injury and illness logs at this time, and intends to propose extending the July 1, 2017 date by which certain employers are required to submit the information from their completed 2016 Form 300A electronically.”
On May 17, 2017, OSHA also distributed an email to stakeholders, but the email did not state the expected extent of the delay. As to timing, the agency stated, “Currently, we do not have any additional information about the timeline for this. We will let you know as additional information, including a proposed extension date, is available.”
Ogletree Deakins will continue to monitor developments and will provide updates on the firm’s Workplace Safety and Health blog as they become available.
OSHA maintains a number of resources regarding its recordkeeping requirements, including web pages on the injury and illness recordkeeping and reporting requirements and the 2016 final rule regarding electronic submissions and retaliation notices as well as an injury tracking application.