Improved Tracking Recordkeeping Rule (2017)
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses. While the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA) operates as an OSHA-approved state plan, IOSHA adopts federal OSHA regulations identically. On August 1, 2017, federal OSHA made public the online Injury Tracking Application and the online reporting system.
To read more about OSHA’s recordkeeping and online reporting expectations of employers, please click here.
For the Injury Tracking Application, please click here.
To learn more about the specifics and reasons for the new Improved Tracking rule, please click here.
All Indiana employers are expected to comply with the newly issued rule and online system.
Covered establishments with 250 or more employees must electronically submit information from OSHA Forms 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses), 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses), and 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report). Covered establishments with 20-249 employees must electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300A.
The Indiana Department of Labor's free consultation division, INSafe, is available to help Hoosier employers with compliance assistance questions. Employers may either contact the INSafe consultation division with questions or submit a request for on-site consultation to help find hazards, potential violations, and to enhance proactive workplace safety and health programs. INSafe can be reached by calling (317) 232-2688 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. To request an INSafe on-site consultation, please click here.
For assistance setting up a profile with OSHA's new system and creating and/or submitting information into the database, please see the Injury Tracking Application assistance documents or contact federal OSHA.