Author's Note: The U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA has extended the compliance date to Dec. 15, 2017.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its official deadlines for tracking workplace injuries and illnesses. Employers in high-risk industries such as roofing, are required to electronically submit their 2016 annual data from OSHA for 300A by Dec. 1.

Every single location where the company operates with between 20 and 250 employees must submit their 2017 300A forms by July 1, 2018, to maintain compliance. The annual deadline will permanently move to March 2 in 2019, a news release stated.

Roofing contractors with more than 249 employees have the same Dec. 1 deadline for 300A forms, but must submit OSHA Forms 300A, 300 and 301 for 2017 incidents by July 1, 2018, and then annually on March 2 starting in 2019.

Employers will be able to use the web-based system's Injury Tracking Application, which was introduced Aug. 1, to report the information that typically would be submitted on the paper forms. Visit for more information.