OSHA: Important Compliance Update Regarding New Electronic Filing

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health of California (Cal/OSHA) is working on updating state requirements regarding mandatory electronic filing. It will become a requirement soon, and it is in the best interests of those involved to pay close attention to the updated requirements and procedures.

According to the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and OSHA’s website, California employers are required to submit their 2017, 300A logs electronically by July 1, 2018.  

We recommend taking the time to review the links below for a list of excluded industries to ensure what the requirements are for your company. For example: Construction class is on the “required” list, whereas schools are not.

OSHA Electronic Recordkeeping Guidelines REQUIRED list

OSHA Electronic Recordkeeping Guidelines NOT REQUIRED list

By the start of 2017, states regulated under Federal OSHA were required to comply with the new electronic filing system.  If your business was in a state-regulated OSHA program (California), you were not required to comply until your state adopted a state rule.

Subsequently, Federal OSHA posted a “trade release” mandating that all states submit to the electronic filing system via the OSHA Injury Tracking Application (ITA) online portal, even if the employer is covered by a state plan (California).

Therefore, all employers are advised to comply with the electronic filing program by July 2018 as mandated by Federal OSHA.

OSHA Injury Tracking Application launch site: this link will allow you to create an account and initiate electronic filing.

 

 

 


Delia Guzman

About Delia Guzman

As Loss Control Consultant, Delia L. Guzman provides Bolton clients with a range of loss control services and expert perspective. She is committed to Identifying and mitigating risks as well as providing solutions and remedies to employers and their employees to aid in the reduction of work-related injuries and traumas.

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