Following a recent review of the requirements put in place in 2016 regarding the “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” regulation, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has corrected an error that was made with regard to implementing the final rule.
OSHA has determined that Section 18(c)(7) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and relevant OSHA regulations pertaining to State Plans, requires all affected employers to submit their injury and illness data electronically in the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) online portal.
This also applies to employers covered by a State Plan that has not adopted OSHA regulation, whereas until today, some states (including California) have been exempted until determining whether they want to follow Federal OSHA standards.
Sourced from OSHA News Release.
Remember, not all establishments are affected by this requirement. For a list of those exempt, click here.
SIMPLE NEXT STEPS
The good news is that next steps are quick and painless. Affected employers should have already completed and posted their Calendar year (CY) 2017 Form 300A between February 1 and April 30, 2018.
With the bulk of the work done, all employers need to do is access the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) website and register to electronically submit the data already appearing on the Form 300A by July 1, 2018.
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Marsh & McLennan Agency launches HUMAN RESOURCES AND BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION Digital platform for small employers
White Plains, New York, May 3, 2018 – Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC (MMA), the middle market agency subsidiary of Marsh, announced today the launch of MMA HRLink, a new digital platform designed to automate human resources (HR) management and benefits administration for clients with less than 100 employees.
Developed in collaboration with Flock, a leading HR software provider, MMA HRLink consolidates and streamlines the day-to-day HR and benefits functions with one digital platform. Through the system, employers can:
- Automate the onboarding process including electronic, signature-ready forms and tasks assigned to new hires and internal employees.
- Establish time-off policies and manage employee time off requests.
- Access reporting tools to maintain compliance based on state and federal regulations.
- Experience seamless payroll integration.
- Manage all the benefits administration process from initial enrollments to annual open enrollment.
“MMA HRLink was developed to serve the growing demands of our smaller clients that are in need of technology to solve their HR challenges more efficiently,” said Sally Prather, MMA’s National Employee Benefits Business Leader. “With MMA HRLink, employers will have one place to manage all of their HR and benefits functions with ease.”
About Marsh & McLennan Agency
Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC is a subsidiary of Marsh established in 2008 to serve as a platform for the middle market. In 2015, it expanded its national footprint into Canada. MMA offers commercial property, casualty, personal lines, and employee benefits to midsize businesses and individuals across North America.
A global leader in insurance broking and innovative risk management solutions, Marsh’s 30,000 colleagues advise individual and commercial clients of all sizes in over 130 countries. Marsh is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), the leading global professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With annual revenue over US$14 billion and nearly 65,000 colleagues worldwide, MMC helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading firms. In addition to Marsh, MMC is the parent company of Guy Carpenter, Mercer, and Oliver Wyman. Follow Marsh on Twitter @MarshGlobal; LinkedIn; Facebook; and YouTube, or subscribe to BRINK.
December 2017 Update: Injury Tracking Application (ITA) is Up and Running
In May 2016, OSHA announced a new reporting rule requiring employers to submit the information from their 300A form electronically. The submission deadline for the first transmittal was set to be July 1, 2017, then extended to December 1, 2017. As of last week, the deadline has now been pushed back another 2 weeks until December 31, 2017. The Injury Tracking Application is now accepting 2016 injury data.
|Who needs to submit electronically?||What forms must be provided?||Deadlines for submissions?|
|Employers with 250 or more employees||
|Employers with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses.||OSHA Form 300A||
Note that the following OSHA-approved State Plans have not yet adopted the requirement to submit injury and illness reports electronically: CA, MD, MN, SC, UT, WA and WY. Similarly, state and local government establishments in IL, ME, NJ, and NY are not currently required to submit their data through the ITA.
How will you report? OSHA has a secure website that offers three options for data submission.
- Users will be able to manually enter data into a web form.
- Users will be able to upload a CSV file to process single or multiple establishments at the same time.
- Users of automated recordkeeping systems will have the ability to transmit data electronically via an API (application programming interface).
OSHA will provide status updates and related information as it becomes available on its website at https://www.osha.gov/injuryreporting/