June is National Workplace Safety Month! To make workplace establishments and industries safer, OSHA gathers data on injuries and fatalities. This information helps analyze industries to create standards to protect workers and prevent future accidents. OSHA launched the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) to collect this data electronically. The following employers are required to submit The Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses – OSHA form 300A electronically¹:
- Establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records.
- Establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses.
The OSHA 300A form must be submitted by March 2 of the year following the calendar year the form covers.
Severe Injury Reporting has separate requirements:
- Fatalities must be reported within eight hours
- Amputations, loss of an eye or hospitalization of a worker must be reported within 24 hours
Use the National Workplace Safety Month of June as a reminder to review your OSHA reporting procedures to make sure you fall within the requirements. In the end, timely and accurate reporting makes the workplace safer for all.
¹The Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses – OSHA form 300 and Injury and Illness Incident Report – OSHA form 301 must still be completed and retained but they do not need to be submitted electronically.