December 21, 2017
Dec. 18, 2017 News Release from federal OSHA: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will continue accepting 2016 OSHA Form 300A data through the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) until midnight on December 31, 2017. OSHA will not take enforcement action against those employers who submit their reports after the December 15, 2017, deadline but before December 31, 2017, final entry date. Starting January 1, 2018, the ITA will no longer accept the 2016 data.
Oregon OSHA will also not enforce the reporting changes until January 1, 2018.
November 27, 2017
Federal OSHA announced that their final rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses sets December 15, 2017, as the date for compliance (a two-week extension from the December 1, 2017, compliance date in the proposed rule). The rule requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness information they are already required to keep under existing OSHA regulations.
Oregon OSHA is also extending the date to comply to December 15, 2017. Oregon OSHA recordkeeping rules.
August 1, 2017
The Injury Tracking Application (ITA) is accessible from the ITA launch page on the federal OSHA website, where you can provide your 2016 OSHA Form 300A information.
Oregon OSHA will not enforce using the electronic submission system until December 1, 2017.
July 6, 2017
Oregon OSHA has recently learned that federal OSHA plans on having the system for electronic submission of injury and illness records (recordkeeping portal) operational by August 1. Federal OSHA also intends to extend the compliance date to December 1, 2017. Oregon OSHA encourages employers to begin using the electronic submission system as soon as it is activated, but will not enforce it until December 1, 2017. Updates will be posted as they become available.
May 22, 2017
The electronic recordkeeping portal that will be accessed from federal OSHA’s website is not currently available. Federal OSHA intends to propose extending the July 1, 2017 implementation date by which certain employers are required to submit the information from their completed 2016 Form 300A electronically. Oregon OSHA will be suspending the rule’s electronic reporting provisions until the portal becomes available. Updates will be posted as they become available.