Each year, from February 1st through April 30th, employers who meet the OSHA requirement must post their Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, OSHA Form 300A for employees to review.
OSHA Form 300A summarizes work-related injuries and illnesses recorded within the previous calendar year. OSHA states that the summary must be posted in common work areas where employee notices are customarily placed.
According to the OSHA website, under OSHA's recordkeeping regulation, certain covered employers are required to prepare and maintain records of serious occupational injuries and illnesses using the OSHA 300 Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses. 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.
Unless your state OSHA plan does not provide for a partial exemption, federal OSHA notes that there are two classes of employers that are partially exempt from routinely keeping injury and illness records. First, employers with ten or fewer employees at all times during the previous calendar year are exempt from routinely keeping OSHA injury and illness records. Second, establishments in certain low-hazard industries are also partially exempt from routinely keeping OSHA injury and illness records. The list of partially exempt industries is based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). See OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rule to learn more about who needs to keep records.
Notice: Keep in mind that this guidance is federal. Based on the location of your business, there may also be state specific requirements.
Learn more about OSHA recordkeeping requirements by taking our online training course-Implementing the New OSHA Record Keeping Revisions. The course covers the current requirements as they were last updated by OSHA with an effective date of January 1, 2015. The course details the requirements for reporting work-related fatalities and other series injuries and hospitalizations to OSHA, how to distinguish recordable events, and how to properly complete the required documentation.
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