Exclusive: First Look at OSHA Electronic Reporting CSV and API Documentation

Today OSHA published documentation for the Comma Seperated Variable (CSV) and Application Programming Interface (API) formats for upload to OSHA enabling compliance with the new rules for electronic reporting.

The API allows for direct uploading from a commercial Occupational Health/Medical records system such as Ex3. An extract of pertinate date will be directly sent to OSHA from the system.

The CSV allows for a formatted file that can be generated by Excel or by hand for summary reporting.

If your company doesn’t currently use an electronic medical records system for occupational health then it’s time you spoke with Ex3. Ex3 is a leading global provider of enterprise EHS software solutions and electronic medical records systems for occupational health, wellness and medical monitoring and is used by many of the worlds largest companies. Ex3 worked directly with OSHA to assist with the development of the new CSV and API formats.

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For a look at the OSHA documentation for electronic reporting CSV and API formats click here:

In addition to the documentation, there is a template file and summary data file for the CSV.

Whatever you do, Ex3 can help you improve:

Management of occupational related injury and Illness cases (OSHA recordkeeping).

Identification and mitigation of hazards and risks

Management of close calls, near misses and significant incidents.

Corporate wellness and medical monitoring programs. 

Training, education and awareness.

Corporate social responsibility and management of environment issues including global carbon footprint tracking and calculations.

Management of water and air emissions. Using safer materials.

About us: Efficient Enterprise Engineering, Inc. (Ex3) is a leading global provider of software systems for Environment, Health, Safety, Security and Productivity and a full service software and IT consulting firm focused on providing solutions and improved processes. We help our clients operate with higher levels of efficiency, productivity and profitability. Ex3 is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona USA and has office locations across the continental US and abroad. Ex3 serves clients across the North and South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.


Author: Nathan Giles

Nathan Giles is a senior management consultant with over 30 years experience helping C level leadership improve organizational performance. He has completed projects in Healthcare, Education, Olympic and Professional Sports, Transportation (Automotive and Aviation), Science (Research and Pharmaceutical) and Business sectors and worked with NASA, the US Department of Defense, US Department of Energy, Intel, Textron, Johnson and Johnson, US Olympics National Governing bodies, Pepsi, Gatorade Sport Science Institute and may more. Mr. Giles serves as the President and CEO of Ex3.

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