The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires certain establishments to report information from their injury and illness records to OSHA electronically by March 2 of every year.
The electronic reporting rule also contains three provisions aimed at strengthening employee anti-retaliation protections. These provisions include:
- Require employers to inform employees of their right to report work-related injuries and illnesses free from retaliation.
- Clarify that work-related injury and illness reporting methods must be reasonable and should not deter or discourage employees from reporting health and safety incidents.
- Prohibit employers from retaliating against employees for reporting work-related injuries or illnesses.
This Compliance Overview provides an overview of the electronic reporting requirements under the 2016 final rule, as amended in 2019.
SUBMITTING YOUR REPORT
Employers must use the ITA to submit electronic reports by March 2 of every year. The ITA allows employers three options:
- Manual entry
- Comma-separated value (CSV) file upload
- Application programming interface (API) transmission.
Establishments with 250 or more employees must electronically submit data from their OSHA 300A forms by March 2 every year.
Establishments with between 20 and 249 employees must submit data from their OSHA 300A forms if they are part of an identified high-risk industry.