Don’t Forget to Post Your OSHA 300A Recordkeeping Log

recordsThe Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordkeeping standard requires specified employers to have their OSHA 300A Summary completed, signed and posted from Feb. 1 through April 30.  Keep in mind that even businesses with no recordable injury or illness must still complete and post the log where employee notices are customarily posted.

Record all work-related injuries and illnesses that result in:

  • Death
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Days away from work
  • Modified work or job transfer
  • Medical treatment beyond first aid

Important things to remember:

  • Injuries must be recorded on the OSHA 300 log within seven days of occurrence
  • A separate log and summary must be maintained for each site
  • Don’t post the log (post only the summary)
  • Even businesses with no recordable injury or illness must still complete and post the log/summary
  • The log and summary must be retained on file for five years
  • Do not send completed forms to OSHA unless specifically asked to do so

The information recorded on 300A logs 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.

If you require assistance in completing your company’s forms, contact your CompWest loss control consultant.

For more useful safety information, or to find a CompWest agent near you, visit www.CompWestInsurance.com.