Reminder: OSHA Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements
The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began collecting OSHA Form 300A summary data on employee injuries and illnesses for calendar year 2020 on January 2, 2021.
Establishments with 250 or more employees that are required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, and establishments with 20-249 employees classified in specific industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses, are required to electronically submit the form by March 2, 2021. If you missed the deadline to file, OSHA's Injury Tracking Application (ITA) will accept your Form 300A through the end of the calendar year (December 31). OSHA posted a notice about high traffic issues regarding the ITA but the system remains open and you must electronically submit the data if required.
Requirements During COVID-19
OSHA has issued temporary enforcement guidance related to the COVID-19 pandemic for Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses as required under 29 CFR Part 1904. For more information, see the Enforcement Memoranda section of OSHA's COVID-19 Safety and Health Topics page.
In general, employers with more than 10 employees are required to keep a record of serious work-related injuries and illnesses. (Certain low-risk industries are exempted.) Minor injuries requiring first aid only do not need to be recorded.
You must retain OSHA records on forms 300, 300A and 301 at the worksite for at least five years. In addition, you must also post the 300A summary from February through April of injuries and illnesses recorded the previous year. Copies of the records must be provided to current and former employees or their representatives on demand.
OSHA previously removed requirements to electronically submit information from Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) and Form 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report). The requirement to keep and maintain OSHA forms 300, 300A, and 301 for five years has not changed.
Visit OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application to launch the application to provide your Form 300A information to OSHA. You can also find more information on OSHA reporting and recordkeeping requirements and the latest updates.