More than a third of workplaces did not submit... Are you on the naughty list?
By the end of 2017, select employers were required to submit 300A forms containing 2016 data. Unfortunately for OSHA, only two-thirds of the anticipated 350,000 submissions were recorded. These organizations are now facing potential scrutiny and fines for these "other-than-serious" citations, and will be conducting inquiries until June 15, 2018.
Did you find yourself on the OSHA target list for not submitting? As a reminder, establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, and establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses are required to submit.
For target establishments, it is now time to submit 2017 reports!
If you have posted your 300A log in your workplace, it is now time to file it electronically. Many manufacturers fall with the required establishments as described above, but many did not file last year due to confusion over how to do it and when it was due. Don't make the same mistake this year!
The database is available now and the deadline is July 1, 2018 to submit your 2017 300A reports electronically through the OSHA website. Make sure you are in compliance with this regulation, or face harsher penalties.
For the full article on filing deficiencies, check out this EHS Today blog.
For our original post on filing your OSHA 300A logs, review: http://blog.imec.org/blog/2017/11/osha-injury-and-illness-reporting-deadline-approaching