First Benefits Insurance Mutual wants to make you are aware of the December 15, 2017 federal requirement to electronically report work-related injuries and illnesses to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This summary has been provided courtesy of the NC Retail Merchants Association and we encourage sharing this information with your members.
What Information Must Be Submitted Electronically?
On December 15, 2017 all employers with more than 250 employees, and covered establishments (retailers are included in this specific list of covered establishments) with between 20-249 employees at any time during the year, will be required to electronically submit their 2016 OSHA 300A “Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses” form. Note: the 2016 OSHA 300A does not list specific injuries, employee names, or incident details but instead summarizes the number of injuries, the total numbers of days away and days transferred/restricted for employees, and the total number of injuries and illnesses by category.
Beginning in 2018, employers with 250 or more employees, regardless of industry type, must submit information from all completed 2017 forms (300A, 300, and 301) by July 1, 2018, and covered establishments with 20-249 employees will continue to electronically submit information from their completed 2017 Form 300A by July 1, 2018. Beginning in 2019 employers with 250 or more employees, regardless of industry type, and covered establishments with 20-249 employees must submit this information by March 2.
How Do I Submit the Information?
OSHA has provided a secure website that offers three options for data submission.
Who Must Submit the Information?
Below is the link to a list of covered establishments, as well as the list itself, that must submit Form 300A electronically if the establishment has between 20-249 employees. Note that an “establishment” is defined a single location. All employers with 250 or more employees, regardless of industry type, must submit this information.
|11||Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting|
|4413||Automotive parts, accessories, and tire stores|
|4422||Home furnishings stores|
|4441||Building material and supplies dealers|
|4442||Lawn and garden equipment and supplies stores|
|4452||Specialty food stores|
|4529||Other general merchandise stores|
|4533||Used merchandise stores|
|4542||Vending machine operators|
|4543||Direct selling establishments|
|4811||Scheduled air transportation|
|4841||General freight trucking|
|4842||Specialized freight trucking|
|4851||Urban transit systems|
|4852||Interurban and rural bus transportation|
|4853||Taxi and limousine service|
|4854||School and employee bus transportation|
|4855||Charter bus industry|
|4859||Other transit and ground passenger transportation|
|4871||Scenic and sightseeing transportation, land|
|4881||Support activities for air transportation|
|4882||Support activities for rail transportation|
|4883||Support activities for water transportation|
|4884||Support activities for road transportation|
|4889||Other support activities for transportation|
|4921||Couriers and express delivery services|
|4922||Local messengers and local delivery|
|4931||Warehousing and storage|
|5152||Cable and other subscription programming|
|5311||Lessors of real estate|
|5321||Automotive equipment rental and leasing|
|5322||Consumer goods rental|
|5323||General rental centers|
|5617||Services to buildings and dwellings|
|5622||Waste treatment and disposal|
|5629||Remediation and other waste management services|
|6219||Other ambulatory health care services|
|6221||General medical and surgical hospitals|
|6222||Psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals|
|6223||Specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals|
|6231||Nursing care facilities|
|6232||Residential mental retardation, mental health and substance abuse facilities|
|6233||Community care facilities for the elderly|
|6239||Other residential care facilities|
|6242||Community food and housing, and emergency and other relief services|
|6243||Vocational rehabilitation services|
|7111||Performing arts companies|
|7121||Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions|
|7131||Amusement parks and arcades|
|7212||RV (recreational vehicle) parks and recreational camps|
|7213||Rooming and boarding houses|
|7223||Special food services|
|8113||Commercial and industrial machinery and equipment (except automotive and electronic) repair and maintenance|
|8123||Dry-cleaning and laundry services|