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OSHA Announces Change to Workplace Injury Reporting

Required establishments now only need to electronically submit OSHA Form 300A to help reduce the chances of a breach of private information.

Workplace injuries account for thousands of dollars in lost productivity, fines and insurance payouts for companies both large and small. To help curb some of the risks, OSHA works to put regulations in place that protect workers so they can feel safe on the job each day and to ensure workplaces are putting forth every effort to protect their safety.

One rule put in place when President Barack Obama was in office, has now been reversed. The rule required that all companies with 250 or more employees needed to send annual reports about all of the injuries that happened at their worksite for the year as well as any illnesses that took place.

Workplace Injury Reporting

OSHA has now removed this requirement and no longer requires companies to electronically submit OSHA Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) and OSHA Form 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report).

Required establishments now only need to electronically submit OSHA Form 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses).

OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application (ITA) can be accessed via their website. The completed Form 300A is due by March 2nd of the year after the calendar year covered by the form.

The reason for cutting down these form requirements is to protect private information about employees and the risk that’s added by having it submitted so frequently.

On the other side of the argument, some states are now requesting annual reports continue to be filed to protect workplaces and keep them informed of all possible dangers present. At Red Bags, we continue to watch the market and regulations so you’re always in compliance and in the know. Our medical waste disposal services keep workplace risks low and ensure your facility is responsible and compliant.

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