New OSHA injury reporting rules in effect

Jan 11, 2024
Written by WR Communications


This year brings new rules for reporting on 2023 injury records to the Federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). Businesses on this list with 100 or more employees will be required to electronically submit accident information from their OSHA Log (Form 300), Summary (Form 300A), and the Injury and Illness Incident Report (Form 301).

To fill out Form 301, use the relevant Washington State Workers’ Compensation claim’s Report of Accident data. Personal identity information of the worker appearing on some forms must be redacted for privacy reasons.

All forms must be transmitted to the Federal Injury Tracking Application (ITA) by March 2, 2024.

OSHA exempts some businesses from this reporting requirement, depending on their North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code. Larger retail and most automotive members must report, although companies with ten or fewer employees are exempt. This web page lists businesses exempt from reporting.

Posting incidents for employee viewing – Employers that are not exempt must update the OSHA 300 Log form with ‘recordable’ incidents for all of 2023. This decision tree will help clarify the type of incidents considered recordable. Enter all recordable incidents to the 2023 Log (Form 300) totals onto the Summary Sheet (Form 300A) and post the log by 2/1/2024 until 04/30/2024 on the safety bulletin board for all employees to review. If you need forms, go here.

  • Electronic transmission to OSHA – Some establishments with 20 to 249 employees with NAICS codes found in Appendix A must electronically submit information from their Summary (Form 300A) to the Federal Injury Tracking Application (ITA) by March 2, 2024.
  • Five-year recordkeeping requirement – The OSHA 300 Log (form 300), a copy of the Summary (300A form), and any other supporting paperwork, like copies of the Report of Accident, should be kept in a file at each business’s location office.

Our safety team is available to help members improve their safety programs beyond compliance and toward quality safety practices. Contact us at [email protected] to learn more.


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