May 22, 2017
On May 17, OSHA announced that it has delayed the July 1st filing deadline for injury and illness electronic reporting. The new filing deadline has yet to be determined, and no reason has been given yet for the postponement.
How will electronic submission work?
According to OSHA, they will provide a secure website that offers three options for data submission. First, users will be able to manually enter data into a webform. Second, users will be able to upload a CSV file to process single or multiple establishments at the same time. Last, users of automated recordkeeping systems will have the ability to transmit data electronically via an API (application programming interface). OSHA is not accepting electronic submissions at this time, and is extending the July 1, 2017 date by which certain employers are required to submit the information from their completed 2016 Form 300A electronically. Updates will be posted to the OSHA website at www.osha.gov/recordkeeping when they are available.