Completing the OSHA Form 300
On February 1st of each year, most employers are required to have completed and posted the OSHA 300 Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses in their workplace. The OSHA 300 Log remains posted through April 30th. The OSHA Form 300 Log is used to record work-related injuries and illnesses and classifies the extent and severity of each case. This information is important for employers, workers and OSHA in evaluating the safety of a workplace, understanding industry hazards, and implementing worker protections to reduce and eliminate hazards.
For your convenience, OSHA has also created a booklet to help you complete and maintain your OSHA Form 300.The booklet contains:
- An overview of recording work-related injuries and illnesses, which includes information on when an injury or illness is considered work-related, which work-related injuries and illnesses should you record, and any additional criteria.
- Definitions of terminology used within the form.
- How to classify illnesses.
- When you need to post the summary and for how long you need to keep it on file.
- How to calculate injury and illness incidence rates.
- Step-by-step instructions on filling out the log and summary.