On January 25, 2019, OSHA finalized its rule making on electronic reporting requirements. The rule takes effect on February 24, 2019 and rescinds the requirement for employers with 250 or more employees to electronically submit OSHA Forms 300 and 301. OSHA determined that the more detailed information required on Forms 300 and 301 might pose a threat to the privacy of workers. Form 300A requires more generic information and will, therefore, continue to be reported to OSHA.

 

Reporting Requirements

  • Form 300A – 2018 Illness and Injury data must be electronically submitted to OSHA before March 2, 2019.
  • Employer Identification Number – starting on March 2, 2020, employers must also electronically submit their Employer Identification Number (EIN) along with Form 300A.
  • Immediate Reporting – the new rule making does not impact the following immediate reporting requirements:
    • Within 8 hours of death of an employee as a result of work-related incident
    • Within 24-hours of any worker in-patient hospitalization, amputation, or loss of eye as a result of a work-related incident

 

Record Keeping Requirements

  • Forms 300 and 301 – though no longer required to be electronically submitted, employers must still maintain these records on-site. OSHA will continue to enforce record keeping requirements and will obtain copies of these records during facility inspections.

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Additional Useful Links and Guidance –

  • Rule language here
  • OSHA Illness & Injury website here