The deadline for submitting 2017 OSHA injury and illness reports — and the first time all filings must be made electronically — is just days away.

On Tuesday, OSHA issued a reminder of the new requirement to file electronically.

“Electronic submissions are required of establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, and establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in specific industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses,” the organization said in a release.

The “specific industries” include construction and roofing.

The new policy regarding submission of reports does not call for any changes to the way employers currently keep their records. The only new requirement pertains to the way records are provided to OSHA.

It’s also important to note that starting in 2019, and going forward, reports for the preceding year will be due March 2.

More information about filing reports may be obtained directly from the OSHA website at