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OSHA Trade Release - June 2018
U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Office of Communications
For Immediate Release
April 30, 2018
Contact: Office of Communications
U.S. Department of Labor Fixes Error Dating to 2016
Implementation of “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and
– Following a review of the requirements put in place in 2016 regarding
the “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” regulation, the U.S.
Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has
taken action to correct an error that was made with regard to implementing the
that Section 18(c)(7) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and relevant
OSHA regulations pertaining to State Plans, require all affected employers to
submit injury and illness data in the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) online
portal, even if the employer is covered by a State Plan that has not completed
adoption of their own state rule.
notified State Plans and informed them that for Calendar Year 2017 all
employers covered by State Plans will be expected to comply. An employer
covered by a State Plan that has not completed adoption of a state rule must
provide Form 300A data for Calendar Year 2017. Employers are required to
submit their data by July 1, 2018. There will be no retroactive
requirement for employers covered by State Plans that have not adopted a state
rule to submit data for Calendar Year 2016.
A notice has been
posted on the ITA website and related OSHA webpages
informing stakeholders of the corrective action.
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for
providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to
ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and
enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more
information, visit www.osha.gov.
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