Risk & Business Magazine General Insurance Services Magazine Spring 2018 - Page 27

OSHA 9. FALL PROTECTION TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: 1,523 CITATIONS Employees should be trained to use fall protection methods such as guardrails, safety nets and personal fall arrest systems, and employers should verify that employees have been trained by preparing written certification records. 10. ELECTRICAL WIRING METHODS: 1,405 CITATIONS The most common electrical wiring violations include failure to install equipment according to the manufacturer’s instructions and failure to guard electrical equipment. ELECTRONIC REPORTING IN 2018 AND BEYOND OSHA’s final rule on electronic reporting requires certain employers to submit data from their injury and illness records electronically. Affected establishments must use the agency’s Injury Tracking Application to submit information from their OSHA 300A Forms. Originally, the first reporting deadline was set for July 1, 2017, but after a series of delays, OSHA extended the first reporting deadline to Dec. 15, 2017. However, OSHA will accept electronic reports until Dec. 31, 2017, without imposing any penalties. Deadline for employers to submit injury and illness data from the previous calendar year. Not all employers and establishments are required to submit records electronically. Here are the requirements for the final rule: • The following is a summary of important reporting deadlines: • • • Dec. 31, 2017—Deadline for employers to submit injury and illness data from 2016. • July 1, 2018—Deadline for employers to submit injury and illness data from 2017. March 2 (2019 and beyond)— Establishments with 520 or more employees that are required to keep injury and illness records must electronically submit information from their OSHA 300A, 300 and 301 Forms (only 300A for the first reporting year). Establishments with between 20 to 249 employees that are part of a high-risk industry group must electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300A. + PRESENTS Save the Date How to Control Your Workers' Comp Costs Join us to learn how your organization can control Workers' Compensation costs by managing current claims, and understanding how to avoid claims in the first place. May 22, 2018    9:00-11:30am Purdue Northwest, Westville Registration begins at 8:30am             Breakfast will be provided To register, please go online or call:  www.genins.com/events       219.809.2102 27