OSHA Proposes to Extend Electronic Recordkeeping Compliance Deadline

Regulation | May 18, 2017 | by Jennifer Hilliard

In a proposed rule published in the Federal Register on June 28th, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stated its intention to delay the July 1, 2017 compliance date for the electronic submission of the 2016 Form300A report of injuries and illnesses until December 1, 2017, primarily because a secure website for posting the reports will not be available to employers until August 1.  

More importantly, however, the agency also stated that it intends to  to issue a separate proposed to "reconsider, revise or remove other provisions" of the 2016 final rule. The original July 1, 2017 deadline had been applicable to LeadingAge members in the following categories:

  • Employers with 250 or more employees – The employer must submit electronically OSHA Forms 300, 300A and 301 annually.
  • 20 or more but less than 250 in certain identified industries – The employer must submit electronically OSHA Form 300A annually.  Included in the list of identified industries are nursing care facilities (NAICS 6231), community care facilities for the elderly (NAICS 6233) and other residential care facilities (NAICS 6239).
  • Other employers who receive notification from OSHA to electronically submit their OSHA Forms 300, 300A and 301. 

Electronic reporting of injuries and illnesses was included as part of a final rule published by OSHA in 2016.