Alert: Do it Now! The deadline for initial submission is December 1, 2017
Manufacturers, printing companies, and other high risk industries that had 20 or more employees (plus temps reporting to the company) on any one day during 2016 are required to submit their 2016 OSHA 300A data summary to the new OSHA Injury Tracking Application (ITA) by December 1, 2017. The OSHA 300A summary data for 2017 must be submitted by July 1, 2018. Sites that are not in high risk industries only need to submit data for any site with 250 or more employees. There are a few exceptions: Some state run OSHA programs, such as California, have not adopted using the ITA for data submission. If you have some sites in a state with a state-run OSHA program, you likely will not have to submit the OSHA 300A data for that site yet.
If you have a one site company, this process should only take around 30 minutes. If your company forgot to make and post the 300A form in January of this year, you have some catch-up work to do. Note that the executive who signs the OSHA 300A annually, is responsible (and accountable to OSHA) to ensure the data submitted is correct. If a corporate entity decides to submit data for multiple plants through a single account, it will involve creating a batch cvs file (and significantly more time).
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