The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will be implementing changes to injury and illness reporting requirements. These alterations become effective January 1, 2024.
OSHA published the Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses final rule requiring firms that meet specific size and industry criteria to submit case-specific injury and illness data from their OSHA 300 and 301 forms. One way to determine if your company is required to report these data is by using OSHA’s ITA Coverage Application. ITA data collection will begin January 2, 2024, and submission of 2023 OSHA Forms 300A, 300, and 301 data are due March 2, 2024. OSHA recommends employers submit their data earlier than the due date to ensure any potential data collection errors can be corrected before the deadline.
OSHA has several tools to assist contractors in meeting their obligations under the law. Individuals can locate these resources on the ITA page under “Job Aids (How-To)” and “How do I submit my establishment data?” Frequently asked questions will be updated before the data collection period begins on January 2, 2024.