You can now apply to electronically submit injury and illness data to OSHA — find out how

by Brianna Crandall — August 11, 2017 — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) on August 1, 2017. The Web-based form allows employers to electronically submit required injury and illness data from their completed 2016 OSHA Form 300A. The application will be accessible from the ITA Web page.

Last month, OSHA published a notice of proposed rulemaking to extend the deadline for submitting 2016 Form 300A to December 1, 2017, to allow affected entities sufficient time to familiarize themselves with the electronic reporting system, and to provide the new administration an opportunity to review the new electronic reporting requirements prior to their implementation.

The data submission process involves four steps:

  1. Creating an establishment;
  2. Adding 300A summary data;
  3. Submitting data to OSHA; and
  4. Reviewing the confirmation e-mail.

The secure Web site offers three options for data submission. One option will enable users to manually enter data into a Web form. Another option will give users the ability to upload a CSV file to process single or multiple establishments at the same time. A third option will allow users of automated record-keeping systems to transmit data electronically via an application programming interface.

The ITA Web page also includes information on reporting requirements, a list of frequently asked questions, and a link to request assistance with completing the form.