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Skilled nursing and senior living facilities have until December 15 to submit workplace injury reports

Per a final rule published in early 2016, OSHA requires industries considered to have high workplace related injury and illness rates–including skilled nursing and senior living facilities–to submit workplace injury reports electronically to be published on OSHA’s new Injury Tracking Application (ITA) site.

In May, OSHA extended the original submission deadline from July 2017 to an undetermined date. Last week, OSHA announced the new electronic submission deadline to be December 15, 2017, “to allow affected employers additional time to become familiar with a new electronic report system [that] launched [in August].” OSHA’s announcement also states that unless an employer is under federal jurisdiction, the following OSHA-approved State Plans have not yet adopted the requirement to submit injury and illness reports electronically: California, Maryland, Minnesota, South Carolina, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.  Establishments in these states are not currently required to submit their summary data through the ITA. Similarly, state and local government establishments in Illinois, Maine, New Jersey, and New York are not currently required to submit their data through the ITA.

The new electronic portal requires that facilities with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records electronically submit information from OSHA Forms:

  • 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses)
  • 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses)
  • 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report)

Covered facilities with 20-249 employees must electronically submit information to the portal from OSHA Form 300A.

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