Last week we reminded employers covered by the recordkeeping requirements in Section 1904 that December 15th was the deadline to electronically submit 2016 300A forms for certain employers. In true holiday spirit, OSHA announced in today’s OSHA Quick Takes that it will continue to accept “2016 OSHA Form 300A data through the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) until midnight on December 31, 2017.” Additionally, the Agency will not take enforcement action against those employers who submit their records during the two week period December 15-December 31. However, “[s]tarting January 1, 2018, the ITA will no longer accept the 2016 data.”

So Happy Holidays from OSHA…if you haven’t done so yet (and if you are required to submit your 2016 300A form) then make sure to do so by December 31, 2017.