Have you submitted your establishment’s Form 300A data yet? Each year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administers a report of all workplace injuries. Forms are to be submitted by March 2 of every year.
Why Do I Need to Report Workplace Injuries?
OSHA utilizes the information gathered from annual injury reports to better protect workers and businesses in the coming years. These reports are used to better the understanding of the various industry hazards that arise. Many industries are introducing new equipment, machinery, and procedures every year. These new innovations inevitably come with unique sets of risks and dangers. Injury reports help OSHA keep track of how and when many injuries arise to keep businesses and workers safe.
Which Injuries am I Required to Report?
No matter if a workplace experienced injury or not, they are still required to report their Form 300A data. Depending on the severity of the injury or illness, it may or may not need to be reported as an injury. For example, if an employee’s injury only requires a first aid kit, it is not required to be reported as an injury. For more severe workplace injuries or illnesses that require hospitalization or amputation, the injury must be reported to OSHA within 24 hours of occurring. If your workplace experiences a worker fatality, you are then obligated to report the death within 8 hours.
How do I Report Workplace Injuries?
The Injury Application (ITA) can be found on the ITA launch page. For added convenience and safety, workplaces can submit their Form 300A data virtually. OSHA provides a free and secure website for submitting electronic forms. Information on file types and other submission details can be found on the website.
For more information on workplace safety, or for assistance with your annual workplace injury reporting, contact the health and safety experts at EHS Management.