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OSHA Extends Compliance Date for Injury, Illness Reports to Dec. 31

Dec 20, 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) this week offered another brief extension to employers who are required to report injury and illness data electronically through the Injury Tracking Application. The two-week delay, from Dec. 15 to Dec. 31, is designed to allow affected employers additional time to become familiar with the new electronic reporting system launched by OSHA in August.

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-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.

For more information, visit or contact Emily Lyons, IDFA director of regulatory affairs and counsel, at

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