Certain companies, including some home builders, are required to electronically submit information from their 2017 Form 300A to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) by July 1.
OSHA has long required covered companies with more than 10 employees to keep records of workplace injuries and illness on Form 300A. The only new requirement is that some companies now have to submit this information electronically through an online portal.
Although the rule applies to a variety of establishments in certain industries with historically high rates of injuries, many businesses will be deemed exempt from the rule according to OSHA’s definition of “establishment”:
It defines an establishment as “a single physical location where business is conducted or where services or industrial operations are performed. For activities where employees do not work at a single physical location … such as construction … the establishment is represented by main or branch offices, terminals, stations, etc. that either supervise such activities or are the base from which personnel carry out these activities.”
For home builders that do meet the requirements, the July 1 deadline is for 2017 data only. Form 300A information for 2018 will need to be submitted by March 2, 2019.
For more information, contact Rob Matuga at 800-368-5242 x8507.