OSHA’s Web-based Injury Tracking Application Launches Aug. 1

by Kacey Larsen

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announces it will launch the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) on Aug. 1, 2017. Created to allow employees to submit required injury and illness data from completed 2016 OSHA Form 300A, the web-based form will be accessible from the ITA webpage. The ITA webpage also includes information on reporting requirements, a list of frequently asked questions and a link to request assistance with completing the form.

In June, OSHA published a notice of proposed rulemaking to extend the deadline for submitting 2016 Form 300A to Dec. 1, 2017. The extension aims to provide sufficient time for employers to familiarize themselves with the electronic reporting system and to provide the administration an opportunity to review the requirements prior to their implementation.

The ITA website will offer three options for data submission: One option is to manually enter data into a web form. Another option gives 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 recordkeeping systems to transmit data electronically via an application programming interface.

Learn more about OSHA and its required injury and illness tracking here.


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