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Employers can electronically submit injury data beginning Aug. 1, OSHA says

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Washington – OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application will be available Aug. 1, allowing employers to electronically enter their required 2016 injury and illness data from Form 300A, the agency announced July 14.

The Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses final rule went into effect Jan. 1. The initial compliance deadline was July 1, but OSHA has proposed delaying that deadline until Dec. 1.

The requirements are scheduled to be phased in over two years. In 2017, all “covered establishments” must submit data from 2016 Form 300A. Next year, the rule requires establishments with at least 250 employees to submit information from 2017 Forms 300, 300A and 301. Those with 20 to 249 workers in specified industries are required to enter data from Form 300A.

The deadline moves up to March 2 in 2019 and beyond.

The Injury Tracking Application website will offer three options for submitting data: manual entry, uploading a CSV file to process single or multiple establishments at the same time, and allowing automated recordkeeping systems to transmit with an application programming interface, according to a July 14 OSHA press release.

The agency said the ITA website also will include reporting requirements, an FAQ section and a link for assistance.

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