OSHA launches Site-Specific Program to Target High Injury and Illness Rates

On October 17, 2018, OSHA issued a Trade Release Communication to advise employers of its Site-Specific Targeting Program.  The program will utilize injury and illness information which has been electronically submitted by employers for the calendar year 2016.  The program will target high injury rate establishments in both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors for inspection.  Under this program, OSHA will also perform inspections of employers which failed to submit the injury and illness data provided on the 300A logs electronically.  By way of background, for calendar year 2016, certain employers were required to submit electronically Form 300A data by December 15, 2017.  Further, for calendar year 2017 data, the deadline for submission was July 1, 2018.


Going forward, the deadline date is March 2 of every calendar year for submission of the injury and illness information to OSHA by electronic means.   Please contact a member of our L&E section with any question.


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