On May 17, OSHA announced that it has delayed the July 1 filing deadline for injury and illness electronic reporting. The new filing deadline has yet to be determined, and no reason has been given yet for the postponement.
Originally, July 1 would have been the deadline for establishments with 250 or more workers and establishments with 20–249 workers in certain high-hazard industries to electronically submit data from their 2016 OSHA Form 300A, the Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses.
OSHA has not yet launched on online portal for employers to file their data summarizing their workplace recordable injury and illness cases for the previous calendar year.
In 2018 and beyond, establishments with 250 or more workers will be required to submit data from their OSHA 300 logs, 301 incident reports, and 300A annual summaries. OSHA has not announced whether the delay to the July 1, 2017, deadline will push back these later deadlines.
This is a developing news story. We will update the post as new information becomes available and include updates in future issues of the EHS Daily Advisor.