It’s That Time Again for OSHA Injury and Illness Posting

FEBRUARY 15, 2017

Just a friendly reminder that covered employers must post their OSHA Form 300A between February 1 and April 30, 2017, summarizing the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred during 2016 at each workplace. You can find the form(s) and instructions here.

OSHA requires that the notice be posted in a conspicuous location where notices to employees are usually posted.

Employers with 10 or fewer employees, and employers in certain low-hazard industries, are partially exempt from routinely keeping OSHA injury and illness records, including the annual Form 300A. However, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics may select exempted employers to participate in its annual statistical survey on workplace injuries and illnesses.

The second page of OSHA’s Form 300A is where the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that were logged on the OSHA Form 300 Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses during 2016 are summarized. The form also asks for information on the annual average number of employees and total hours worked during the calendar year.

It is important to remember that all employers, even if exempt from the injury and illness log rules, are required by the Occupational Safety and Health Act to report work-related employee fatalities to OSHA within eight hours. The reporting deadline is 24 hours for work-related in-patient hospitalizations for care or treatment, amputations, or loss of an eye.