OSHA has decided to implement the new Electronic Record-keeping requirement, effective December 1st, 2017.

This will affect all employers who are required to keep OSHA 300 Logs. If you keep an OSHA Log of injuries, you are required to file your information ONLINE.

Here are the new reporting requirements which will be phased in over two years:

By December 1st, 2017, all covered establishments must submit information from their completed 2016 Form 300A. (This is your Summary Log from last year).

In 2018, covered establishments with 20-249 employees must submit information from their completed 2017 Form 300A by July 1, 2018.

Covered establishments with 250 or more employees must submit information from all completed 2017 forms (300A, 300, and 301) by July 1, 2018; and

Beginning in 2019 and every year thereafter, covered establishments must submit the required information by March 2.

In simple terms, if you have under 250 employees you are only required to post your 300A Summary information by the dates above.

If you have over 250 employees, you will need to post your 300A information this December; and all your entries (300 and 300A) on the dates shown above.

To fill out the forms you’ll need to go to OSHA.gov and establish an account.

To set up your account, once you are on the OSHA website click on the Employers link at the top. Then click on Recordkeeping Requirements and Forms.

Then go down to the Updated Electronic Submission section and click on ITA launch page link. You will be guided through the process from there.


Office Approves a 9.5% Decrease to Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rates

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier has issued a Final Order granting approval to the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) for a statewide overall rate level decrease of 9.5% and premium level decrease of 9.8%. This applies to both new and renewal workers’ compensation insurance policies effective in Florida as of January 1, 2018.

“I am pleased that today’s approval of NCCI’s rate filing will translate into a decrease in workers’ compensation rates for many Florida employers,” stated Commissioner Altmaier. “The Office will continue to monitor the marketplace and support reforms that provide additional cost savings for Florida’s businesses.”

“Florida’s job creators will no doubt appreciate this significant cost savings, a step that will support our state’s growing economy,” said Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis. “I’m pleased to see the cost of business going down, and as the Legislature looks at our workers’ compensation system, I will be working with them on proposals to lock in these lowering rates.”

NCCI received this approval after submitting an amended rate filing to the Office on November 7, 2017, which met the stipulations of an Order issued by the Commissioner on October 31, 2017.

For more information about the NCCI public hearing and rate filing, visit the Office’s “NCCI Public Rate Hearing” webpage.