POST OSHA 300A BY FEBRUARY 1ST
Covered employers must complete and post their 2016 annual summary (Form 300A) of work-related injuries and illnesses by Feb. 1, 2017, and keep it posted in a common area (in each physical location) until April 30, 2017.
All employers required to keep Form 300, the Injury and Illness Log, must utilize the annual summary Form 300A to comply with posting requirements even if there have been no recordable injuries or illnesses, as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will continue to focus on record-keeping violations.
This year’s summary must include the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2016. More than 1.4 million establishments are required to maintain OSHA logs on an annual basis. The summary Form 300A reports a business’s total year-end number of fatalities, missed workdays due to injury or illness on the job, job transfers or restrictions, and injuries and illnesses as recorded on Form 300. It also includes the number of employees and the hours they worked for the year.
Employers with more than 10 employees must track injuries and illnesses and post the form. Certain low-hazard industries are exempt. Businesses that employ 10 or fewer workers or those that fall into an exempt category must also record injuries if they are required to by OSHA or the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics for survey purposes. Only the summary must be posted; the log (Form 300) does not have to be displayed, but must be available to employees, their representatives or OSHA inspectors. Companies with multiple jobsites should keep a separate log and summary for each location that is expected to be operational for at least a year.
Click HERE to view a link to OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements.
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