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Certain Businesses Subject to March 2 OSHA Deadline on Workplace Injury Reporting

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires certain businesses to submit information on workplace injuries and illnesses in 2021 by March 2
  • Requirement applies to companies with 250 or more workers as well as smaller businesses in industries that have historically higher rates of incidents
  • OSHA has offered detailed guidance on issues such as recording criteria, covered employees, and determining if an incident is work-related

Summary by Dirk Langeveld

Larger businesses and those in several qualifying industries must be prepared to submit data on injuries and illnesses in their workplace to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the coming weeks.

OSHA has set a March 2 deadline for information on incidents that occurred in 2021. The requirement extends to businesses with 250 or more employees, as well as businesses with between 20 and 249 employees whose industries have historically higher rates of injury and illness. These include construction, manufacturing, transportation, and several categories of stores.

Qualifying businesses should complete OSHA’s Form 300A to submit the information.

OSHA has provided detailed guidance on the recordkeeping requirements, including recording criteria, covered employees, and how to determine if an injury is work-related.

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