The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) recently approved the Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s (the Division) proposed emergency amendments to sections 14300.35 and 14300.41 of Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations. These amendments require specific California employers to submit electronically certain occupational injury and illness information to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The first submission is due by December 31, 2018.
Under the approved amendments, certain employers must submit Form 300A, Annual Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses covering calendar year 2017 by December 31, 2018 if it has not already been submitted. The following employers are affected by this deadline:
- Employers with 250 or more employees per establishment must electronically submit their 2017 Form 300A, unless exempted by Title 8 California Code of Regulations Section 14300.2.
- Employers with 20 to 249 employees in the specific industries listed in Appendix H of the emergency regulations.
All these employers must submit injury and illness data to the federal OSHA Injury Tracking Application (ITA) online portal, which includes job aids to support users through the submission process. The information must be submitted on or before December 31, 2018, and then by March 2, 2019 for the 2018 Form 300A.
Vannessa Maravilla, Editor at CalChamber