OSHA Reminds Employers to Summarize 2019 Work-Related Injuries Between Feb. 1 and Apr. 30
Injury and illness recordkeeping are important for every employer to stay compliant. Don’t miss the deadline.
Employers that are covered by OSHA’s record-keeping rule must post a summary of 2019 work-related injury and illnesses in a noticeable place from Feb 1 to Apr. 30.
Most employers with more than 10 employees must keep a record of serious work-related injuries and illnesses each year (except for those in certain low-risk industries). Minor injuries that are treated only by first aid do not need to be recorded.
There are a few resources you can use to make sure you not only report these injuries and illnesses on time, but that you do so correctly.
Don’t Forget to Post OSHA Injury and Illness Data at Your Worksite
This incident report (Form 301) serves to help employers, workers and OSHA evaluate each workplace’s safety and understand industry hazards. According to one SHRM article, employers should also note that “they are required to keep a separate 300 log for each ‘establishment’—which is defined as a ‘single physical location where business is conducted or where services or industrial operations are performed.”
It’s also important to note that even if no injuries occurred at the relevant establishment, employers still need to complete and post the Form 300A. The employer must enter ‘zero’ on the total line.
Go here to complete the OHSA Form 300
Post your OSHA 300 Log February 1 to April 30, 2020
Recordkeeping is an important part of keeping a workplace safe through data and records. OSHA recordkeeping includes work-related injuries and illnesses that involve:
- days away from work
- restricted work or job transfer
- medical treatment beyond first aid
- loss of consciousness
- diagnosis by a healthcare professional as a significant injury or illness
However, if you’re unsure if your injury needs to be recorded, see OSHA’s Recordkeeping Advisor.