OSHA to Extend Electronic Recordkeeping Compliance Date

Matt OlphinRisk Management

OSHA announced in an email on May 17th that it intends to delay the July 1, 2017 compliance date for the electronic submission of the 2016 Form 300A. As part of the final rule, Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses issued in May 2016, employers had a phased-in compliance deadline for the electronic submission of recordkeeping forms.

For 2017, employers with establishments with 250 or more employees and establishments with less than 250 employees but 20 or more in certain high-risk industries were required to electronically submit their 2016 Form 300A by July 1, 2017. However, the secure website that OSHA intended to use for the submission of these recordkeeping forms has not been made available. Further, OSHA stated in the email that they did not have any additional communication regarding the timeline for the extension at this time.

Murray will keep you updated on developments in this area as they are communicated. Please contact Matt Olphin, Vice President – Risk Control, if you have any questions or concerns.

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