Certain Employers Required to Submit Injury and Illness Data Electronically

On January 1, 2017, the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) implemented a new requirement that certain employers must submit injury and illness data electronically using OSHA's new Injury Tracking Application (ITA). OSHA began enforcement in states they cover on December 1, 2017.

The electronic reporting requirement does not apply to Wyoming OSHA covered employers despite an April 30, 2018 OSHA news release stating all employers across the country are subject to the rule. The State of Wyoming has not yet adopted the new electronic reporting requirement. Wyoming OSHA, not Federal OSHA, covers nearly all employers in Wyoming, the only exception is Federal employers that fall under Federal OSHA's jurisdiction. Wyoming employers do not have to provide this information to Federal OSHA until Wyoming adopts the same requirement, and may continue to keep their OSHA 300 logs just as always. Employers may choose to provide this information to Federal OSHA on a voluntarily basis.

WY OSHA is currently in the process of rulemaking to adopt the electronic reporting requirement in Wyoming State later this year and information is located at here. The proposed rule was filed with the Secretary of State's office on April 20, 2018 and is open to comments from the public until June 4, 2018. The Wyoming OSHA Commission will review any public comments received and consider voting to adopt the proposed rule at its June 19, 2018 meeting.

For more information about Federal OSHA's Injury Tracking Application, please visit here.

If you have specific questions about record keeping requirements in Wyoming, please call (307) 777-7787 and ask to speak with a consultant.

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