OSHA Reminds Employers to Post Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses

A quick head’s-up for everyone: OSHA’s homepage currently includes a reminder to post a summary of work-related injuries and illnesses from the 2012 calendar year.

Who Is Required to Post This Summary?
Employers with more than 10 employees whose establishments are not classified as a partially exempt industry. Click here for a list of partially exempt industries.

Which OSHA Form Should You Post?
Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses.

When Must Employers Post Form 300A?
By at least February 1 (it should be posted already) and until April 30.

Where Should Form 300A Be Posted?
In a spot that’s visible to all employees.

What Information Should Form 300A Include?
Form 300A is a summary of the illnesses and injuries that occurred in the workplace during the previous year. The information in Form 300A is taken from Form 300, Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses.

What’s the Point of Posting Form 300A?
So that employees can be aware of the occupational illnesses and injuries experienced in the establishment where they work.

What If There Were No Injuries Last Year?
You still have to post the form.

How Long Do You Have to Keep Form 300A (and Other Similar Records) on File?
At least five years after the year for which they contain data.

Where Can You Download Form 300A?
Click here to download Form 300A, other OSHA record-keeping forms, and instructions on how to complete them.

Jeffrey Dalto

Jeffrey Dalto

Jeffrey Dalto is an Instructional Designer and the Senior Learning & Development Specialist at Convergence Training. Jeff has worked in education/training for more than twenty years and in safety training for more than ten. You can follow Jeff at LinkedIn as well.

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