OSHA Extends Electronic Reporting Requirement Deadline

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has extended the date by which employers must electronically report injury and illness data through the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) by a week to December 15. This will provide employers with additional time to become familiar with the new system.

The rule requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness information they already are required to keep under existing OSHA regulations. OSHA is currently reviewing the other provisions of its final rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses and intends to publish a notice of proposed rulemaking to reconsider, revise, or remove portions of that rule in 2018.