Form 300A Posted? OSHA’s Asking

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on February 14, 2017 2 Comments

Just a reminder: Employers were required by Feb. 1 to post OSHA Form 300A, which summarizes the job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in the previous year.

The form must be posted until April 30 per Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordkeeping mandates, and displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted.

To assist in calculating incidence rates, information about the annual average number of employees and total hours worked during the calendar year is also required. If a company recorded no injuries or illnesses in 2016, the employer must enter “zero” on the total line. The form must be signed and certified by a company executive.

It’s also important to note that OSHA’s recent final rule on recordkeeping clarifies an employer’s continuing obligation to make and maintain an accurate record of each recordable injury and illness. The final rule became effective Jan. 18.

This rule was intended to clarify OSHA’s position that an employer’s duty to record an injury or illness continues for the full five-year record retention period. Meaning that, up-to-date and accurate injury and illness records should be maintained for five years after the end of the calendar year in which the incident occurred.

Additionally, OSHA’s new Electronic Recordkeeping/Reporting rule (Part 1904) requires employers with 20 or more employers to submit the same injury and illness data from Form 300 electronically by July 1, 2017.

(Employers with 10 or fewer employees and employers in certain industries are usually exempt from federal OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping and posting requirements.)

For more information, visit the OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements online or NAHB’s Recordkeeping Toolkit.

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  1. Ashley B Richards Jr says:

    HEY! Your link to the NAHB Recordkeeping Toolkit does not work. FYI, this is a frequent problem. I want to pass this along to our members and show them the benefits to being a member. This does not help.

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