The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) last week extended the deadline for requiring employers to report injury and illness data electronically through the Injury Tracking Application. The new deadline is Dec. 15. OSHA said the two-week delay will allow affected employers additional time to become familiar with the new electronic reporting system it launched Aug. 1.
This deadline for complying with the final rule, “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses,” applies to companies with 250 or more employees in industries covered by the recordkeeping regulation. A full compliance date schedule can be found on OSHA.gov.
OSHA-approved state plans that require electronic submissions of injury and illness reports have not yet been adopted in seven states: California, Maryland, Minnesota, South Carolina, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Companies in these states are not required to submit their data electronically.
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