OSHA's Form 300A Must be Posted Between February 1 and April 30

 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
 

Employers must post the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Form 300A between February 1 and April 30, 2017. Form 300A is a summary of the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred during a single year at each workplace. The notice should be posted in a conspicuous location where notices to employees are usually posted. It is important that the posting is not changed, vandalized, or covered by other material.  A company executive must sign and certify the form.  

OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements

Many employers with more than 10 employees are required to keep a record of serious work-related injuries and illnesses. (Certain low-risk industries are exempted.) Minor injuries requiring first aid only do not need to be recorded.

How does OSHA define a recordable injury or illness?
How does OSHA define first aid?

This information helps employers, workers and OSHA evaluate the safety of a workplace, understand industry hazards, and implement worker protections to reduce and eliminate hazards –preventing future workplace injuries and illnesses.

Maintaining and Posting Records


The records must be maintained at the worksite for at least five years. Each February through April, employers must post a summary of the injuries and illnesses recorded the previous year. Also, if requested, copies of the records must be provided to current and former employees, or their representatives.

Starting in 2017, many employers will be required to electronically submit the summary of injuries and illnesses to OSHA.

Employers must report any worker fatality within 8 hours and any amputation, loss of an eye, or hospitalization of a worker within 24 hours.

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