Did you know that virtually all TX manufacturers with more than 20 employees must electronically submit their 2016 OSHA 300A logs by December 1st, 2017?
This is a brand new OSHA regulation impacting many industries, including manufacturers, so many companies aren’t prepared and are at risk for missing the deadline.
In addition to the busy work involved with registering and submitting the data, there’s a key requirement that companies must certify that their injury and illness data is correct. For companies who have never calculated or submitted OSHA 300 logs before, this can be tricky.
With only 28 days left before the deadline, it’s time to get started!
In November of 2013 OSHA announced their intentions to implement a new electronic injury and illness reporting method whereby employers in high hazard industries would be required to submit their OSHA 300 logs directly to OSHA. The new rule went into effect this year and affected employers must submit their data between July 1st and December 1st 2017. The new rule impacts nearly all small manufacturers in Texas, and since the deadline is fast approaching we wanted to send this reminder and offer assistance if needed.
Here’s What Manufacturers Need to Know:
- If your company NAICS code begins with 31,32 or 33, you’re considered a “high hazard” employer and must comply with the rule. These NAICS codes cover virtually all manufacturers.
- If your company had between 20 – 249 employees (this includes temporary workers from a staffing agency) at any time during 2016 at any particular location, your company must submit your OSHA 300A log.
- If your company had 250+ employees at any time during 2016 & are already required to maintain logs, your OSHA 300, 300A, 301 and must now be submitted electronically
- Affected companies must submit data for each location (“establishment”) with at least 20 employees during 2016 (ie: companies with multiple impacted locations must submit data for each establishment).
- There’s a key requirement that all affected employers certify that their data is correct prior to submission. For companies who have never calculated and submitted OSHA 300 logs, this can be complicated and will take time.
- More information can be found on OSHA’s website: https://www.osha.gov/injuryreporting/ita/
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