OSHA Electronic Data Submission

Posted by BAS - 07 December, 2017

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a sub-agency of the U.S. Department of Labor, was created in 1970 to assure safe and healthful working conditions by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. OSHA generally regulates private sector employers.

Some employers (generally those with 250 or more employees or employers in a hazardous industry) must submit information to OSHA about workplace injuries and illnesses. Recently, OSHA issued a rule requiring these employers to submit injury and illness data in an electronic format.

The OSHA submission website, which became available August 1, is required starting December 1, 2017 for establishments covered by OSHA’s recordkeeping rules with 250 or more employees, along with covered establishments with 20-249 employees in certain hazardous industries. The website provides three options for submitting data. (1) The data can be manually entered into a webform. (2) Users can upload a CSV file to process single or multiple establishments at the same time. (3) Users with automated recordkeeping systems can transmit data through an application data interface.

Employers subject to OSHA regulation should review the process for electronic data submission. More information from OSHA can be found by clicking here.

Topics: HR & Benefits Compliance


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