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Electronic filing of OSHA logs means employers have 2 deadlines in 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that covered employers maintain records of occupational injuries and illnesses. A summary of those records must be posted by Feb. 1st each year. Earlier this year (May 12, 2016), OSHA published its final rule on a new requirement for employers to also submit OSHA records electronically through the OSHA website. The electronic 300A Summary report must be submitted for the 2016 calendar year by July 1, 2017.

This means covered employers now must meet two requirements/deadlines: Feb. 1 for the 300A paper summary and July 1 for the electronic version of the 300A summary.

Did you know?

  • Not all Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) workers’ comp claims are OSHA log recordable.
  • Not all emergency room visits are OSHA log recordable.
  • Non-compliance in recordkeeping and submission delays can cost your company thousands of dollars.
  • Employers are required to retain their current records plus records from the previous five years.

OSHA uses records of injuries and illnesses to determine the effectiveness of existing safety and health standards. Sheakley can help you understand the requirements of OSHA Recordkeeping, industries that are partially exempt from recordkeeping forms, and the fines associated with non-compliance.

Sheakley’s safety team has upcoming training sessions about OSHA Recordkeeping and more! To find out more and register, go to sheakley.com/safety-training.asp, choose the Monthly Safety Webinar option then scroll to find the session you’d like to attend.

Not all employers are required to file OSHA logs. Not sure if this applies to you? Sheakley can help – simply email safety@sheakley.com for guidance.

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