OSHA Launches Program to Target High Injury and Illness Rates

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that it is initiating the Site-Specific Targeting 2016 (SST-16) Program to help target high injury rate establishments (excluding construction workplaces). The program will use injury and illness information electronically submitted by employers for calendar year (CY)...

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that it is initiating the Site-Specific Targeting 2016 (SST-16) Program to help target high injury rate establishments (excluding construction workplaces). The program will use injury and illness information electronically submitted by employers for calendar year (CY) 2016.

Under this program, the agency will perform inspections of employers the agency believes should have provided 300A data but did not for the CY 2016 injury and illness data collection. For CY 2016, OSHA required employers to electronically submit Form 300A data by December 15, 2017. The CY 2017 deadline was July 1, 2018; however, employers may still provide this information to the database.

Going forward, establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, and establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in specific industries (including warehousing) with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses will be required to provide this information each year by March 2. GCCA members are encouraged to ensure that covered companies have appropriately submitted their 300A data for CY 2017 and make plans for timely submissions in the future. More information can be found in the OSHA news release.

Source: www.gcca.org