By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has launched its Injury Tracking Application (ITA), which certain employers must use to electronically file their completed 2016 Form 300A. OSHA earlier extended the date by which these employers must submit this information to Dec. 1, 2017.

ITA provides three options for data submission: 1) manually entering data into a webform, 2) uploading a CSV file, and 3) transmitting data via an application programming interface (API). The website includes a set of ITA job aids and FAQs. The application also includes a Help Request Form that can be accessed at the bottom of each page within the application.

The requirement to electronically submit injury and illness records applies to firms with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, and businesses with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries, including the construction and road transportation support sectors, with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses.