OSHA Annual Posting Begins Next Week

Employers subject to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordkeeping requirements, which are those with eleven or more employees in non-exempt industries, must post their Form 300As starting on February 1. The forms should be posted in a common area where notices are normally displayed through April 30.

The 300A form consists of a summary of all job-related injuries and illnesses from the last year. If an employer has had no recordable incidents in the last year, the form must still be posted. This duty is in addition to the recordkeeping required on Form 300, which records such illnesses and injuries throughout the year.

An injury or illness is recordable if it meets the following three criteria:

  1. The injury is work-related.
  2. It is a new case, rather than related to an old injury or illness.
  3. It results in any of the following: death, days away from work, days of restricted work or transfer to another job, medical treatment beyond first aid, loss of consciousness, or diagnosis by a physician or licensed health care professional as “significant.”

An occupational injury or illness is also recordable if it involves: (1) a needlestick or sharps injury; (2) medical removal under an OSHA standard; (3) certain occupational hearing loss; or (4) work-related tuberculosis.

Exempt industries include hardware stores, real estate agents, engineering and accounting offices, legal services, physicians’ offices, schools and colleges, and computer and data processing services.

If you need any assistance with the OSHA forms or any other regulatory compliance, please contact us.

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