“OSHA’s E-Recordkeeping Deadline Extended Again – Stroke of Midnight December 31, 2017”

We have closely tracked the Trump Administration’s treatment of OSHA’s new E-Recordkeeping and Anti-Retaliation Rule, and while there have been plenty of signals that this rule is due for an overhaul, or even possibly to be rescinded entirely, no such action was taken to interfere with the first required data submission, other than to extend the deadline from this summer to December 15th, and now to December 31st, for all intents and purposes.

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By Eric J. Conn

The December 15, 2017 deadline for large employers and small employers in certain “high hazard industries” to submit injury and illness data to OSHA has just passed, but it is not too late to submit injury data without being cited by OSHA for missing the deadline.  OSHA announced today that will continue to accept employers’ 300A annual summary injury data for calendar year 2016 through the agency’s new Injury Tracking Application (ITA) (the portal that will receive the injury data) until midnight on December 31, 2017, and will not take any enforcement action against those employers who submit data between now and then, even though the submissions would technically be late.  Beginning January 1, 2018, the portal will no longer accept 2016 data.

We have closely tracked the Trump Administration’s treatment of OSHA’s new E-Recordkeeping and Anti-Retaliation Rule, and while there have been plenty of signals…

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“Effective Dates for New OSHA Recordkeeping Rule Looming”

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“OSHA Issues Final Rule on Recorkeeping/Reporting & Changing to NAICS Codes from SIC”

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OSHA Law Update – February 1st – An Important OSHA Injury & Illness Recordkeeping Deadline

By Amanda R. Strainis-Walker and Eric J. Conn February 1st is an important annual OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping deadline for all U.S. employers, except for those with only ten or fewer employees or who operate in enumerated low hazard industries such as retail, service, finance, insurance or real estate (see the exempted industries at Appendix … Continue reading OSHA Law Update – February 1st – An Important OSHA Injury & Illness Recordkeeping Deadline