The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is reminding employers to post OSHA Form 300A, which lists a summary of the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred during 2019. The form must be posted between Feb. 1 and April 30.
This information was obtained directly from the OSHA website and provides an overview of reporting requirements.
Employers with more than 10 employees are required to keep a record of serious work-related injuries and illnesses. (Certain low-risk industries are exempted.) Minor injuries requiring first aid only do not need to be recorded.
How does OSHA define a recordable injury or illness?
- Any work-related fatality.
- Any work-related injury or illness that results in loss of consciousness, days away from work, restricted work, or transfer to another job.
- Any work-related injury or illness requiring medical treatment beyond first aid.
- Any work-related diagnosed case of cancer, chronic irreversible diseases, fractured or cracked bones or teeth, and punctured eardrums.
There are also special recording criteria for work-related cases involving: needlesticks and sharps injuries; medical removal; hearing loss; and tuberculosis.
Maintaining and Posting Records
The records must be maintained at the worksite for at least five years. Each February through April, employers must post a summary of the injuries and illnesses recorded the previous year. Also, if requested, copies of the records must be provided to current and former employees, or their representatives.
The recordkeeping forms can be found here: Injury & Illness Recordkeeping Forms –
According to an article by EHS Today: the changes for this year were made by OSHA last year in order to reverse Obama-era agency requirements for electronic reporting of the three forms. Before the 2019 change, employers with 250 or more employees were required to electronically submit all three forms directly to OSHA. Under the rules change, employers with 250 or more employees and with 20 to 249 employees in certain designated industries must continue to electronically submit Form 300A each year.
Annual Safety and Compliance Program
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Our Annual Safety and Compliance Program focuses on 6 main areas to help you decrease workplace hazards and increase proﬁts.
The Annual Safety and Compliance Program consists of:
- 16 Hours – Initial Risk Assessment
- Job Hazard Assessment
- Development of Corporate Health & Safety Plan
- Safety Compliance Auditing, Inspections and Reporting
- Employee Training: OSHA or Applicable
- Corporate Health & Safety Management Support
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