Completing the OSHA Form 300

Completing the OSHA Form 300

By on Feb 6, 2017 in Blog, Compliance, Safety | 0 comments

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.

For complete information on completing the OSHA Form 300, visit the OSHA website for a comprehensive booklet with instructions on filling out the form.

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