Following a final rule published in May 2016 regarding the electronic submission of Form A, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced they will be extending the submission deadline from July 1, 2017 to a new deadline, which has not yet been shared. Employers that have 250 or more employees are required to submit workplace injury and illness reports from OSHA forms 300, 300A and 301 annually. Businesses with 20 to 249 employees, including assisted living communities and nursing centers, are required to submit information from Form 300A only.
Currently, the 2016 rule faces multiple lawsuits challenging its legality. A deadline to rule on the rule’s legality has been set for July 5. Mandates under the final rule include the publication of employers’ workplace injury and illness reports on an OSHA webpage, which has not yet been made available.