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Don’t forget to post your OSHA Form 300A!

Don’t forget to post your OSHA Form 300A!

By on Jan 29, 2016 in Blog, Compliance, Safety | 0 comments

From February 1st to April 30th of each year, required employers must complete and post the OSHA Form 300/300A Log and Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses in their workplace.

Employers that are required to complete this each year include any employer with more than ten employees and whose establishments are not classified as a partially exempt industry. Partially exempt industries include establishments in specific low hazard retail, service, finance, insurance, or real estate industries. For a complete list of partially exempt industries, go to https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/ppt1/RK1exempttable.html.

Employers who are required to keep Form 300, the Injury and Illness log, must post Form 300A, the Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, in their workplace every year from February 1 to April 30. Current and former employees, or their representatives, have the right to access injury and illness records. Employers must give the requester a copy of the relevant record(s) by the end of the next business day.

For your convenience, OSHA has also created a booklet to help you complete and maintain your OSHA Form 300 [https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/new-osha300form1-1-04.pdf].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.

For more information on OSHA recordkeeping and reporting requirements, read more at https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/index.html.

If you need help determining if you are required to complete OSHA Form 300 or have questions on completing the forms, Organizational Architecture can provide guidance to ensure your organization is in compliance by meeting all reporting requirements regarding work-related injuries and illnesses.

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