US OSHA Opens Injury Tracking Electronic Portal

US OSHA Opens Injury Tracking Electronic Portal

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (U.S. OSHA) has established a new electronic portal for employers to file web based reports of workplace injuries or illnesses.

Under U.S. OSHA’s electronic record keeping rule, covered employers with at least 250 employees must submit the following forms electronically:

  1. Log of work related injuries and illnesses (Form 300);
  2. Summary of work related injuries and illnesses (Form 300A); and
  3. Injury and illness report (Form 301)

The portal is entitled the injury tracking application (ITA).  Information about the ITA is available at the Department of Labor U.S. OSHA website at:  https://www.osha.gov/injuryreporting/index.html

Business establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records and business establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses must use the ITA portal.  Some OSHA approved state plans have not yet adopted the requirement to submit injury and illness reports electronically. Those states are: California, Maryland, Minnesota, South Carolina, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.  Businesses in those states are not currently required to submit their summary data through the ITA.  State and local governments in Illinois, Maine, New Jersey and New York are not required to submit their data through the ITA. Details of state plans can be found at:  https://www.osha.gov/dcsp/osp/states.html.

Contributor:  Charles L. Post, Attorney at Law | Weintraub Tobin