Rules + Regs

OSHA launches online application to submit injury and illness data

On Aug. 1, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched its Injury Tracking Application (ITA). The web-based form allows employers to electronically submit required injury and illness data from their completed 2016 OSHA Form 300As. The application is accessible on the ITA webpage by clicking here.

In June, OSHA published a notice of proposed rulemaking to extend the July 1 deadline for submitting 2016 OSHA Form 300As to Dec. 1 to allow affected entities sufficient time to familiarize themselves with the electronic reporting system and provide the new administration an opportunity to review the electronic reporting requirements before implementation.

The data submission process involves four steps: creating an establishment; adding 300A summary data; submitting data to OSHA; and reviewing the confirmation email. The secure website offers three options for data submission: users manually enter data into a Web form; users upload a CSV file to process single or multiple establishments at the same time; or users allow automated record-keeping systems to transmit data electronically via an application programming interface.