The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandates that all employers with more than 10 employees—except those in exempt low-risk industries—maintain a record of work-related injuries and illnesses. Those who are required to maintain these records should use OSHA’s Form 300: Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses or an equivalent state-specific form.
Those same employers must then post OSHA’s Form 300A: Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses each year between February 1 and April 30. As its name implies, Form 300A summarizes (and sanitizes) the information logged on Form 300.
OSHA Form 300A must be certified by a company executive and posted in a conspicuous location where notices to employees are customarily posted. The notice must be posted even if there were no workplace-related injuries or illnesses.
The OSHA Form 300 and 300A, as well as detailed instructions, can be found by searching for OSHA Form 300 in the HR Support Center and selecting “OSHA Form 300, 300A, 301, and Instructions” from the Forms tab.
A full list of the industries exempt from OSHA recordkeeping requirements can be found by searching OSHA Fact Sheet in the HR Support Center and selecting “OSHA Fact Sheet: Reporting and Recordkeeping Rule and Partially Exempt Industries List” from the Guides tab.
In addition to these internal recordkeeping requirements, certain employers with 20 or more employees must submit their OSHA 300A form online by July 1. The website for submission is OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application (ITA), which can be found here.
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