Employers must post 300A injury/illness summary form February through April
OSHA is reminding covered employers to post OSHA’s Form 300A which summarizes the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses logged during 2016. The summary must be posted between Feb. 1 and April 30, 2017, and should be displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted. 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.
The records must be maintained at the worksite for at least five years. Also, if requested, copies of the records must be provided to current and former employees, or their representatives. Read the full OSHA Recordkeeping regulation (29 CFR 1904).
Electronic Submission of Records
Starting in 2017, many employers will be required to electronically submit the summary of injuries and illnesses to OSHA.
Severe Injury Reporting
Employers must report any worker fatality within 8 hours and any amputation, loss of an eye, or hospitalization of a worker within 24 hours.
- Injury & Illness Recordkeeping Forms – 300, 300A, 301
- Tutorial on Completing the Recordkeeping Forms
- Guidance for OSHA’s Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Rule
US Department of Labor : Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)