- On February 2, 2022
Does my company need to post the OSHA 300A Log?
While all employers covered by the Occupational Safety and Health act fall under the requirements of OSHA Standard 1904, only employers of a certain size and industries are required to keep a log of workplace injuries & illnesses.
If your company had 10 or fewer employees at all times during the previous calendar year, or you are classified as a partially exempt industry, you do not need to post the OSHA 300A log unless you have been asked in writing to do so by OSHA or the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Your OSHA 300A Log must be posted from February 1st to April 30th, in a common area where any employee can easily see it. This log summarizes all OSHA Recordable incidents that took place at each of your company’s locations during the previous calendar year. Before posting on February 1st, the log must be signed and certified by a company executive.
If you are not exempt from reporting, you must complete three types of OSHA logs: 300, 301, and 300A.
- The OSHA 300 log must be completed for every location in which an incident occurs. Employers must record the total number of injuries, missed and restrict days of work for each item.
- The OSHA 301 log must be completed within one week of a reported incident. Employers must summarize the time, location, and people involved for each incident.
- The OSHA 300A log must be completed annually and contains all of the information recorded in the 300 and 301 logs. Employers must complete and post this log for employees to review between February 1 and April 30.
Note: You must post your report even if you have zero recordable injuries.
Record Keeping 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.
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.
- Get recordkeeping forms 300, 300A, 301 and instructions
- Detailed Guidance for OSHA’s Record Keeping Rule 29 CFR 1904
- Tutorial on Completing the Record Keeping Forms
- Power Point on Record Keeping
Electronic Submission of Records
Companies should also be aware that in 2017, OSHA published the Final Rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses to require organizations in high risk industries to electronically submit their 300A summary log to OSHA directly, in addition to posting it in their workplace.
Organizations that meet OSHA’s electronic submission requirements must upload their 300A summary of the previous calendar year to OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application before March 2nd.
The Injury Tracking Application (ITA) is accessible from the ITA launch page, where you can provide the Agency your OSHA Form 300A information. The date by which certain employers are required to submit to OSHA the information from their completed Form 300A is March 2nd of the year after the calendar year covered by the form.
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.
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