OSHA has announced that it will continue accepting 2016 OSHA Form 300A data through the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) until midnight on December 31, 2017.

The agency says it will not take enforcement action against those employers who submit their reports after the December 15, 2017, deadline but before December 31, 2017, final entry date.

Starting January 1, 2018, the ITA will no longer accept the 2016 data.

When it issued the regulation, OSHA said the data would be published on the web because making work injury data publicly available would “encourage employers to increase their efforts to prevent work-related injuries and illnesses.”

OSHA has also said it intends to publish a notice of proposed rulemaking to reconsider, revise, or remove portions of electronic recordkeeping rule in 2018.