We are a little over a week until many businesses must submit their OSHA 300A logs electronically. Earlier this year, OSHA clarified that even employers in “state-plan states” that haven’t adopted the rule need to submit their data electronically this year.
Gins that have 20 or more employees at any point in the year will need to follow the links below to submit your data. Start with the OSHA record keeping page and make sure you have the OSHA 300, 300A and 301 forms. You should already have those forms but if you don’t this is the place to get them. It also has a lot of additional information on record keeping and recording of injury and illness data.
Then you can go directly to the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) page. This page has a blue button in the top right corner. This will launch the ITA and will get you into the log-in page and where you can submit your data. The log-in you created last December should work. You should submit your data and have OSHA 300 and 300A forms even if you have no injuries in a calendar year. This is one of the mistakes that many people make. You should have FIVE years of OSHA 300’s in your files even if you didn’t have any injuries. If you have trouble with this or the actual application opening in your browser, try a different browser. The last time the OSHA 300 data was submitted, a lot of people had trouble with their browsers and I don’t know if OSHA got it fixed. Safari and Chrome had the most problems if I remember correctly.
Remember: you only have until July 1 to submit your data electronically if you are a cotton gin and had 20 or more employees AT ANY POINT in 2017. All FUTURE reporting of this data will be due by March 1 each year starting in 2019.
Don’t hesitate to call us if you have questions.