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Employers Must Post Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses by Feb. 1

Friday, January 31, 2014  
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Employers subject to the injury and illness reporting requirements of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (generally those employers with more than 10 employees, except for those in certain low-hazard industries in the retail, finance, insurance, real estate, and service sectors) are reminded to post the OSHA Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, from February 1 to April 30, 2014. 


Note: Some employers may be partially exempt from OSHA's recordkeeping rules--for example, those with 10 or fewer employees during the previous calendar year and those classified in specific industries. If you are unsure whether your business is covered by the requirements, please click here.  Employers in states with OSHA-approved state plans should contact their states for information on state-specific exemptions. 


The Form 300A lists the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred during the previous year and must be posted even if no work-related injuries or illnesses occurred during the year. It should be displayed 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 form must be signed and certified by a company executive. 


The online Recordkeeping Advisor provided by the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration can help employers understand their responsibilities to report and record work-related injuries and illnesses.