OSHA Electronic Record Keeping Will Save Costs and Allow Data Mining to Focus Safety Efforts

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For too long, OSHA record keeping has been reported in writing with forms.

This placed a huge cost to keep these records on the federal government. It also made it hard to get info from OSHA other than the BLS general data.  Arc Flash was one of the understandings which could benefit from open records.

As of December 1, 2017, employers with 20 or more employees must submit information from their 2016 Form 300A electronically. This submitted data will be part of a public, searchable database. Congress may kill this rule, since some employers don’t want their accident data searchable or easy to find.

By July 1, 2018, establishments with 250 or more employees must submit information from all three OSHA-mandated injury and illness forms electronically.

Click for the on-line portal, known as the OSHA Injury Tracking Application (ITA) for submissions.

Hugh Hoagland

does research and testing of PPE exposed to electrical arcs and is an arc flash expert. Hugh is a Sr. Consultant at ArcWear and Sr. Partner at e-Hazard. Read more about Hugh.

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