Cal/OSHA Emergency Regulation on Injury and Illnesses Recordkeeping Now in Effect
Cal/OSHA has issued emergency regulations requiring certain employers in California to electronically submit each year their Form 300A summaries of work-related injuries and illnesses to federal OSHA.
The regulation requires that employers with 250 or more employees must submit online the Form 300A summary covering calendar year 2017 by December 31, 2018, unless specifically exempted by section 14300.2 of Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations.
In addition, employers with 20 to 249 employees in specific listed industries must also submit online by the end of this year the Form 300A for 2017. The listed industries appear in Appendix H of the emergency regulations and does include agriculture.
Affected employers are now required to submit their 300A summaries online each year and should follow the instructions on federal OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application webpage.
The emergency regulation have been approved by the Office of Administrative Law so they are in effect now. Cal/OSHA will proceed with the formal rulemaking process to make the emergency regulations permanent.