February 1, 2019 Safety and Compliance

March 2nd Deadline for OSHA Electronic Submission of Injury and Illness Records

Per OSHA 29 CFR 1904.41, March 2, 2019 is the deadline for electronically reporting your OSHA Form 300A data of injury and illness records for calendar year 2018.

Is my company required to participate?

Employers with establishments having 250 or more employees as well as establishments with 20 to 249 employees in certain high-risk industries must submit their 2018 300-A Summary information to OSHA. The high-risk industries are listed by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes in Appendix A to Subpart E to Part 1904. I can save you a lot of time by emphasizing that all of our member locations that fill cylinders, requalify cylinders or sell gases or welding supplies are included in the high-risk industries. If you have a location with 20 or more employees, you must do the electronic reporting. The only example I can think of that would not be included would be locations that perform strictly administrative tasks where that same location does not have a plant or a store on the property.

What is my NAICS code?

Please note that if your location does multiple types of business, select the code that is more than the largest segment of revenue out of that location. The most common GAWDA member codes are as follows:

  • 325120, Industrial Gas Manufacturing
  • 423840, Industrial Supplies Merchant; Welding Supplies Wholesalers
  • 424690, Welding Gases, Other Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
  • 454390, Other Direct Selling Establishments

Where can I find instructions for completing the form?

Please go to this OSHA webpage for details on who must submit and how to complete the electronic submission.

What if I need help?

If you have any questions, contact Michael Dodd at [email protected] or 573-718-2887.



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