The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) just announced that it is not accepting electronic submissions of injury and illness logs at this time. Further, OSHA intends to propose extending the July 1, 2017 date by which certain employers are required to submit the information from their completed 2016 Form 300A electronically. See the announcement here.
As a reminder, OSHA in 2016 amended its recordkeeping regulation to require certain companies to submit workplace injury date electronically to the agency each year. OSHA plans to publish the data received from each company on its website (redacting employee identification information). OSHA’s summary of the new regulations can be found online.
This announcement came as no surprise because OSHA had not even created the online portal for employers to use to make the submissions. OSHA promised to provide more updates soon and we will keep South Carolina employers updated through this blog.