OSHA Delays Injury and Illness Electronic Reporting Deadline By Two Weeks
 
Dealerships required to electronically file 2016 employee workplace injury and illness records with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) now have until December 15, 2017, to do so. Those required to electronically file Form 300A or equivalent include:
  • Commercial truck dealerships with 20 to 249 employees at a single "establishment," defined as "a single location where business is conducted or where services or industrial operations are performed."
  • Light-duty and commercial truck dealerships with 250 or more employees at a single establishment.
Dealerships required to electronically file a 2016 Form 300A should do so using OSHA's Injury Tracking Application (ITA). NADA/ATD recommends against filing until on or about December 15, 2017, as it is possible that the deadline will be extended again. 
 
Light-duty dealerships with fewer than 250 employees at a single establishment must record workplace injuries and illnesses, but are not required to electronically submit Form 300A to OSHA. Also, since the OSHA-approved State Plan states of California, Maryland, Minnesota, South Carolina, Utah, Washington and Wyoming have yet to adopt the Form 300A electronic reporting mandate, all dealerships in those states need not file using the ITA.
 
For more information on OSHA's injury and illness recordkeeping and reporting mandates, visit NADA's injury and illness recordkeeping page or contact NADA Regulatory Affairs at regulatoryaffairs@nada.org.
 
Rhett Ricart
Chairman, Regulatory Affairs Committee