It’s that time of year again, when OSHA requires covered employers to annually complete an OSHA Form 300A “Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses,” to summarize the number of work-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in the workplace during the previous calendar year that were logged on the OSHA 300 Form. The completed OSHA Form 300A for 2015 must be certified by a Company Executive, and be conspicuously posted in the workplace where notices to employees are customarily posted, until April 30.
A separate OSHA Form 300A must be completed for each establishment, or worksite, that is expected to be in operation for one year or longer.
Covered employers must post the form, even if there were no recordable injuries or illnesses in 2015, by placing a zero on each bottom line. A copy of the form should be made available to employees who do not report to any fixed worksite, or who travel from worksite to worksite.
Organizations with 10 or fewer employees during all of 2015, religious organizations, and certain low-hazard industries, are normally exempt from OSHA's general recordkeeping and posting requirements, and do not have to complete or post the OSHA Form 300A. However, due to changes in OSHA's recordkeeping requirements that went into effect last year, certain previously exempt industries are now covered.
To determine whether your organization is exempt from OSHA recordkeeping, click on the following link: Partially Exempt Industries.
OSHA can cite and fine a covered employer who fails to properly complete and post OSHA Form 300A.