Department of Labor Trade Release re: OSHA Fix

OSHA Form 300-A to be Submitted through the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) Online Portal by July 1, 2018

According to a U.S. Department of Labor Trade Release Dated April 30, 2018, by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), titled “U.S. Department of Labor Fixes Error Dating to 2016 Implementation of ‘Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses’ Regulation” notice was given that OSHA had taken action to correct an error made with regard to implementation of the final rule.  

Data is to be Submitted through the ITA Online Portal

OSHA determined that Section 18 (c) (7) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and relevant OSHA regulations pertaining to State Plans, require all affected employers to submit injury and illness data in the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) online portal even if the employer is covered by a State Plan that has not completed adoption of their own state rule.

Employers are Required to Submit Form 300-A through the ITA Online Portal by July 1, 2018

According to the above-mentioned Department of Labor Trade Release by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regarding the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970:

  • “OSHA immediately notified State Plans and informed them that for Calendar Year 2017 all employers covered by State Plans will be expected to comply” (with submitting data through the ITA Portal).  
  • “An employer covered by a State Plan that has not completed adoption of a state rule must provide Form 300-A data for Calendar Year 2017.  Employers are required to submit their data by July 1, 2018” (through the ITA Online Portal).
  • “There will be no retroactive requirement for employers covered by State Plans that have not adopted a state rule to submit data for Calendar Year 2016” (through the ITA Online Portal).

 

Author: Melanie Loomos

I was a court reporter for 10 years then became an inventor. I invented The Buttpillow® and was granted a patent called the "Pillow with Cantilever Supports." At the same time, I also submitted a patent application for "The Carpal Tunnel Chair," which I was advised I did not get. After R&D on The Buttpillow®, I submitted another patent application for the "Ergonomic Seating Cushion" was filed and later amended to include an embodiment for women during pregnancy. The USPTO granted the "Ergonomic Seating Cushion" patent in late 2002. Subsequently, in 2003, I also invented Ergosoft™ break reminder software to remind people to take breaks with an Ergo-Tip™ so people can identify and minimize ergonomic risk factors around them.

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