As we approach the end of February, we would like to remind our members that the deadline to electronically submit injury and illness data on OSHA’s ITA website is coming up soon!  The OSHA Record Keeping Rule requires employers keep records of all work-related injuries and illnesses.  This includes the OSHA 300 and 300A.

Any cotton gin employer with 20 or more employees at any time during the calendar year is required to enter this data electronically.  The data entered electronically is essentially the same data contained in the OSHA 300A form.  The deadline for electronic submission is March 2, 2022.  To access the electronic submission portal simply click this link OSHA Electronic Submission Page.  Even if you had no entries on your OSHA 300A form you must still electronically submit this data.

Please review this information and contact the association if you have any questions about reporting and posting so you are following OSHA’s Recordkeeping Standard.  If OSHA comes to your facility for an inspection, they will ask to see the OSHA 300 and 300A forms going back for a period of 5 years.  They will also expect to see the OSHA 300 form partially filled in for the current year.  It is important to have the files and data on hand and easily accessible.  More information regarding OSHA Recordkeeping can be accessed through OSHA Recordkeeping Rule as well as the TCGA Website.