Once again, it’s that time of the year.
Let’s talk about something that might not be the highlight of your day but crucial nonetheless for the well-being of your workplace – OSHA Form 300A.
OSHA has notified employers they’re now collecting Form 300A data for 2023. Employers are required to submit the form electronically by March 2, 2024.
Establishments covered by the Federal OSHA jurisdiction can use the ITA Coverage Application to determine if they are required to electronically report their injury and illness information to OSHA. Establishments covered by the State Plan jurisdiction should contact their State Plan.
For the most part, if you’ve got 10 or more full-time workers, you’re in the club.
So, buckle up as we break down the essentials of this annual safety routine.
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What Is OSHA Form 300A?
First off, OSHA Form 300A is your yearly log of workplace injuries and illnesses.
Think of it as an annual snapshot capturing who, what, when, and where. It’s the backstage pass to your employees’ well-being. You note the details like the nature of the case, the employee’s name and job title, and downtime, if any.
Every year, much like an annual report card, you’re required to present this data to the authorities at OSHA. It’s not just about paperwork; it’s about transparency and, more importantly, showing that you care about your workforce and their safety.
OSHA Reminds You to Submit Your 2023 Form 300A
OSHA wants your Form 300A data for 2023, with the submission window open January 2 to March 2, 2024.
So, mark those dates on your calendar and make sure you get started.
How to Submit Your Data
Here’s how it works:
1. Creating Your ITA Account:
- Go to www.osha.gov/injuryreporting/ita/ and hit the ‘create an ITA account’ button.
- Fill in your details.
- Follow the email link to set your account password (hurry, it expires in 24 hours).
- That’s it! You’re in.
2. Creating Your Login.gov Account:
- Again, www.osha.gov/injuryreporting/ita/ is your turf. Click ‘sign in with login.gov.’
- Create an account using the same email you used for step 1.
- Confirm your email and complete the account creation. Two-factor authentication is the superhero here.
- Hit “Submit” and land on the ITA application page, where you can update and submit your 2023 workplace illness and injury data (from your OSHA Form 300 Log).
OSHA’s Rule Updates
Hold on though; there’s more. Following a March 2022 proposal, OSHA has made a few adjustments in an effort to “Improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses.”
Of note, the new rule, which took effect Jan. 1, 2024, involves the following:
- Establishments with 100 or more employees in certain high-hazard industries must electronically submit information from their Form 300-Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, and Form 301-Injury and Illness Incident Report to OSHA once a year. These are in addition to submission of Form 300A-Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses.
- Must now include their legal company name when making electronic submissions to OSHA from their injury and illness records.
As a parting note, remember to post your 300A Summary at your workplace between February 1 and April 30, 2024.
And, as the submission deadline approaches, you’ll want to ensure your paperwork is in order, and filed appropriately. If not, you’ll find yourself facing additional penalties and punishments from OSHA.
We recommend that you try to file your report sooner, rather than later. This will help to avoid any problems or issues that may pop up along the filing process, and give you plenty of time to correct any problems, if any arise.
File before the deadline through the steps above, remain in compliance, and avoid any potential problems.
Stay safe, stay compliant, and let’s keep our workplaces incident-free!
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