REMINDER: OSHA 300A Forms Need to Be Posted Beginning February 1

Needs to be posted through April 30, 2020

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MAINTAINING & POSTING REQUIREMENTS

Each year from February through April, employers in certain industries with more than 10 employees are required to post a summary of workplace injuries and illnesses recorded the previous year on OSHA Form 300A (Certain low-risk industries are exempted). Minor injuries requiring first aid only do not need to be recorded. This information helps employers, workers and OSHA evaluate the safety of a workplace, understand industry hazards, and implement worker protections to reduce and eliminate hazards; preventing future workplace injuries and illnesses.

Employers should post this summary in a prominent location with other required postings such as minimum wage information.

 The records must be maintained at the worksite for at least five years.

SUBMITTING FORMS

Employers with 250 or more employees (except for those in exempt industries) and employers with 20-249 employees in certain high-risk industries are required to electronically submit their OSHA Form 300A to OSHA.  You can download the forms and instructions for completing the forms on the OSHA website here. March 2, 2020 is the deadline for electronically reporting your OSHA Form 300A data for calendar year 2019.

OSHA can cite and fine a covered employer who fails to properly complete and post OSHA Form 300A.

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.