Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reminds employers of their obligation to post a copy of OSHA’s Form 300A, which summarizes job-related injuries and illnesses logged during prior year of operations. Each year, between Feb. 1 and April 30, the summary must be displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted.
Who Keeps Records
Under OSHA’s recordkeeping regulation, certain covered employers are required to prepare and maintain records of serious occupational injuries and illnesses using the OSHA 300 Log. This information is important for employers, workers and OSHA in evaluating the safety of a workplace, understanding industry hazards, and implementing worker protections to reduce and eliminate hazards.
However, there are two classes of employers that are partially EXEMPT from routinely keeping injury and illness records. First, employers with 10 or fewer employees at all times during the previous calendar year are exempt from routinely keeping OSHA injury and illness records. OSHA’s revised recordkeeping regulation maintains this exemption. Visit OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rule webpage for more information on recordkeeping requirements.
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