Post 300A Summary Beginning Feb. 1st
It’s that time of year again and OSHA is reminding employers required to maintain an OSHA 300 Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses to post their 300A Summary beginning February 1. The 300A Summary is required to remain posted through April 30, in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted so that employees are aware of the injuries and illnesses occurring in the workplace.
The OSHA 300 Log — What Is It?
The OSHA 300 Log (aka OSHA Form 300) is a form on which businesses must record work-related injuries and/or illnesses resulting in death, loss of consciousness, days away from work, restricted work activity or job transfer, or medical treatment beyond first aid. This log must be kept throughout the year and updated regularly. At the end of every year, companies must use this information to complete the OSHA 300A Summary.
Who Must Comply?
If you had 10 or more employees at any times during 2018, you will need to comply, unless your company’s Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Code is included in the industry list of exclusions available at www.osha.gov/oshstats/naics-manual.html.
What You Should Do?
If your company is required to complete the 300A summary:
- Review the OSHA 300 Log to verify that only recordable cases are included, entries are complete and accurate, and correct any deficiencies identified.
- Complete the 300A summary by adding and filling in the yearly total of the totals documented at the bottom of the 300 Log. On the right side of the form, you are required to enter details about the company including employment information.
- Certify the summary by having it reviewed and signed by a company executive (such as the CEO, owner, or president).
- Display the 300A summary in a common area where notices to employees usually are posted from February 1 to April 30. Note: The 300 Log contains confidential information which should not be posted.
What Severe Injuries Do I Report to OSHA?
OSHA requires employers to report all severe work-related injuries, defined as an amputation, in-patient hospitalization, or loss of an eye.
What About Electronic Reporting?
Assuming your number of employees remains the same, if you were required to submit your 2017 OSHA 300A Summary data electronically to OSHA, you are obligated to do so again with your 2018 data by July 1, 2019.