The start of the New Year serves as a good reminder to covered employers that they must electronically submit 300A data on or before March 2, 2022, for the calendar year 2021. Covered employers include those with 250 or more employees. They are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records and those with 20 to 249 employees and classified in specific industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illness. A list of these industries can be found here.
In a standard interpretation letter dated March 6, 2021, OSHA announced it was developing an analytic approach to identify non-responders to ensure “full compliance” with the recordkeeping rule highlighting the need for timely compliance.
Additional information on the recordkeeping rule, including a link to submit the form, can be found here.
We wish everyone a safe and healthy 2022 and look forward to keeping you updated on timely OSHA and workplace safety and health issues.