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OSHA Annual Summary Posting Due

Published by on March 7, 2013

For those businesses required under the Occupational Safety & Health Act (“OSHA”) to keep records of workplace accidents and injuries, be sure you have posted your annual summary.  The summary should conform to OSHA Form 300A and must be posted in a conspicuous place for employee viewing.  More after the break. OSHA regulations require employers […]

For those businesses required under the Occupational Safety & Health Act (“OSHA”) to keep records of workplace accidents and injuries, be sure you have posted your annual summary.  The summary should conform to OSHA Form 300A and must be posted in a conspicuous place for employee viewing.  More after the break.

OSHA regulations require employers with ten or more employees to keep a log of work-related injuries and illnesses throughout the year.  At the end of the year, the employer must review, certify and summarize the log.  The OSHA regulations then require the employer to post the summary from February to April 30 of the following year.

OHSA provides Forms 300 and 300A in fillable PDF format here.  Employers should use Form 300 to log its deaths, missed workdays, job transfers or restrictions, and injuries and illnesses throughout the year.  In addition to summarizing injuries and illnesses, Form 300A requires the reporting of the number of workers and the hours they worked for the year.

Certain industries are exempt from these recordkeeping requirements.  A list of those industries is found here.  The list of industries is wide ranging and includes retail stores, insurance agencies, hardware stores, and even bowling centers.

More information about the posting requirements can be found at the U.S. Department of Labor website here.

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