On June 28, 2017, OSHA published in the Federal Register its intent to postpone the due date for the electronic submission of injury and illness data. As part of the rule published in May of 2016, employers were to submit the required data by July 1st, 2017. The proposal extends the due date to December 1st, 2017.
According to OSHA, the purpose of the delay is to “provide the new administration an opportunity to review the new electronic reporting requirements prior to their implementation and allow affected entities sufficient time to familiarize themselves with the electronic reporting system”.
The Injury Tracking Application (ITA), which will allow employers to comply with electronic submission requirements, is scheduled to be launched by August 1st, 2017. Follow the below link for more information. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your Safety Check, Inc. consultant.Link to OSHA News Release