Employers Must Post Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses by Feb. 1
Friday, January 31, 2014
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