A reminder from OSHA.gov
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 2015. The form must be posted between Feb. 1 and April 30, 2016.
Details for OSHA 300A Posting and Completion
- OSHA 300A posting begins February 1st.
- All employers must post Form 300A, the annual summary of job-related injuries and illnesses.
- To assist in calculating incidence rates, information about the annual average number of employees and total hours worked during the calendar year is also required.
- The summary includes the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2015.
- If there were no recordable injuries or illnesses, you must still post the form with zeroes.
- Form 300A should be displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted.
- The form must be signed and certified by a company executive.
- The OSHA 300A Summary must be kept for five years.
Additional OSHA 300A Details
Employers with 10 or fewer employees and employers in certain industries are normally exempt from federal OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping and posting requirements. A complete list of exempt industries in the retail, services, finance, insurance and real estate sectors can be found at:
The Bureau of Labor Statistics may still select exempted employers to participate in an annual statistical survey.
- All employers covered by OSHA need to comply with safety and health standards.
- All accidents that result in one or more fatalities or in the hospitalization of three or more employees must be reported verbally within eight hours to the nearest OSHA office.
Copies of OSHA Forms 300 and 300A are available below:
Microsoft Excel and Adobe PDF formats are available below:
For more information on recordkeeping requirements, visit the OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements Web page below:
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