On August 16th we reported that OSHA had suspended user access to its new Injury Tracking Application (“ITA”) that serves as the web portal for the submission of injury and illness information under OSHA’s “Improve Tracking of Workforce Injuries and Illnesses” rule.  The suspension followed a warning by the Department of Homeland Security alerting OSHA to a possible security breach.

The ITA was back up and running within a couple of weeks and an OSHA spokesman reported at the end of August that the National Information Technology Center confirmed that none of the ITA information had been compromised.

For covered employers the deadline for electronic submission of the 2016 300A is December 1, 2017.