Toole Guard: OSHA 300A

By January 27, 2013 Toole Guard

It’s that time of year again! February 1st is the deadline to post the OSHA 300A Summary of incidents that occurred during 2012.

Not sure if your business is subject to OSHA recordkeeping rules? Following are some common questions and links to help you determine your obligation with this form and other OSHA reporting requirements.

Is my business subject to OSHA recordkeeping rules?

Employers must comply with OSHA recordkeeping rules unless they have with fewer than 10 employees or they are in designated, Partially Exempt Industries.

All employers–including those partially exempted by reason of company size or industry classification–must comply with OSHA recordkeeping rules if they are asked in writing to do so by OSHA, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), or a state agency operating under the authority of OSHA or the BLS.

What forms do I need to fill out?

If your business is subject to OSHA recordkeeping, you must fill out an OSHA Form 301 Injury and Illness Incident Report for every recordable incident, within 7 days of the incident. You must also log the incident in the OSHA Form 300 Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses.

Annually, you must complete the OSHA Form 300A Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses.

You can find a fillable PDF version of all three forms here.

What do I need to post in my workplace?

At the end of the calendar year, use the OSHA 300 Log to fill out the OSHA 300A Summary with the work-related injury and illness totals for the year in each category.

The OSHA 300A Summary (NOT the Log) must be posted in a visible location in the workplace from February 1st through April 30th.

What do I need to orally report to OSHA?

All employers must orally report to OSHA the death of any employee from a work-related incident or the in-patient hospitalization of three or more employees as a result of a work-related incident within eight (8) hours. OSHA’s toll-free phone number is 1-800-321-OSHA (6742).

The answers above are general guidelines. For more detailed information, visit the OSHA website.

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