OSHA Electronic Recordkeeping
As part of the final rule, Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses issued in May 2016, employers had a compliance deadline for the electronic submission of recordkeeping forms. For 2017, employers with 20 or more in certain high-risk industries, including the electric utility industry, were required to electronically submit their 2016 Form 300A by July 1, 2017. However, the secure website that OSHA intended to use for the submission of these recordkeeping forms has not been made available. OSHA announced on May 18th that it will suspend the electronic recordkeeping rule’s filing deadline. OSHA has not announced how long the extension will last.