OSHA extends deadline for injury, illness log summaries
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has announced that employers will now have until midnight on December 31, 2017 to electronically file their injury and illness log summaries for 2016, according to a report by Bloomberg BNA. Employers who meet this deadline will not face citation.
The log summaries- officially named OSHA form 300A- are used to report serious work-related injuries and illnesses in order to evaluate workplace safety and implement worker protections.
The deadline was previously pushed back from July 1, 2017 to December 15, 2017 to allow affected parties to familiarize themselves with the new electronic reporting system that launched August 1, 2017.
According to ATD, dealerships that must electroically file include:
- Commercial truck dealerships with 20 to 249 employees at a single “establishment”- described as a “single location where business is conducted or where services or industrial operations are performed.”
- Light-duty and commercial truck dealerships with 250 or more employees at a single establishment.
More details about the deadline and changes to it can be found here.