Following a review of OSHA injury and illness records requirements (the "Improve Tracking of Workplace” regulation), OSHA has taken action to correct an error that was made regarding implementation of the final rule.
OSHA determined that relevant regulations pertaining to state plans require all affected employers to submit injury and illness data in the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) online portal, even if the employer is covered by a state plan that has not completed adoption of their own state rule. At this time, those state plans include: California, Maryland, Minnesota, Utah, South Carolina, Washington, and Wyoming.
OSHA immediately informed state plans administrators that for calendar year 2017 all employers covered by state plans will be expected to comply. Therefore, all employers affected by the rule, including employers covered by a state plan that has not completed adoption of a state rule, must provide Form 300A data for calendar year 2017. Employers are required to submit data by July 1, 2018.
For further information on this regulation, and the new interpretation for state plans, contact Mike McCullion, SMACNA director of market sectors and safety, at 703-995-4027 or firstname.lastname@example.org.