OSHA recently announced beginning August 1, 2017 employers can submit their OSHA 300 log data electronically directly to OSHA, via the OSHA website. Although the OSHA website will allow companies to upload injury data starting August 1, 2017 the deadline for uploading this data remains December 1, 2017. In fact, due to a recent data breach of OSHA, it may be in your best interest to wait until later in the year to submit your data.
What does this mean for you?
Essentially, companies with more than 20 employees and in select NAICS codes (primarily construction and manufacturing) would need to submit their data between August 1 and December 1 of 2017 for their 2016 OSHA 300 log totals.
“Covered establishments with 250 or more employees must electronically submit information from OSHA Forms 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses), 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses), and 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report). Covered establishments with 20-249 employees must electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300A.” – www.osha.gov
How can we help?
The world of OSHA reporting can be complex and confusing, specifically when it comes to electronic reporting. R&R’s Professional Services team can help you navigate not only when to have your 300 submitted, but also what should be included on the log. Many companies actually over-report injuries on their 300 log which results in inflated incident or Frequency rates.
With this most recent update, R&R recommends taking the reporting process slowly and not feeling pressured by the August 1, 2017 date because this is simply when the upload site will be available on the OSHA website. We invite you to listen to a previously recorded webinar regarding OSHA 300 Logs or attend our upcoming webinar.Click here to register for the live webinar or email Safety@rrins.com for additional information and resources.