Certain Employers Have Until March 2, 2024 to Electronically Submit Forms
300, 301, and 300A to OSHA.
OSHA’s rule requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness data that is already required by OSHA to be documented. Electronic submission of establishment-specific injury and illness data will enable OSHA to use its enforcement and compliance assistance resources more efficiently. Data analysis will improve OSHA’s ability to identify, target, and remove safety and health hazards, thereby preventing workplace injuries, illnesses, and deaths.
The rule is also geared towards ensuring that workers will not fear retaliation for reporting injuries or illness. To prevent employees from feeling intimidated when reporting an injury or illness, the rule mandates that employers must inform employees of their right to report work-related injury or illness without retaliation. The procedure for employee reporting must be reasonable and not discourage employees.
- Establishments with 20-249 employees in certain industries must electronically submit to OSHA some of the information from the Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (OSHA Form 300A).
- Establishments with 250 or more employees that are subject to OSHA's recordkeeping regulation must electronically submit to OSHA the information from the Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (OSHA Form 300A).
- Establishments with 100 or more employees in certain high-hazard industries must electronically submit to OSHA their Forms 300, 301, and 300A.
Covered establishments must electronically submit information from their 2023 OSHA Logs.
In 2024, covered establishments must submit information from their 2023 OSHA Logs by March 2, 2024.
Employers can use the ITA Coverage Application to determine if they are required to submit their injury and illness information to OSHA.
Businesses must still maintain their own injury and illness records, whether or not they are required to be electronically submitted under this rule. The records must be maintained at the worksite for at least five years. Each February through April, employers must also post a summary of the injuries and illnesses recorded the previous year.
For answers to some frequently asked questions about the final rule, please click here.
For additional information on OSHA Recordkeeping requirements, please feel free to contact your Loss Control Consultant.