Post Your OSHA 300A Recordkeeping Summary Beginning Feb. 1

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Employers identified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) should have their 300A summary completed, signed and posted no later than Feb. 1 — and through April 30. OSHA’s recordkeeping standard requires that even employers with no recordable injuries or illnesses must post the summary in the same location as routine employee notices.

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

Remember to:

  • Record injuries on the OSHA 300 log within seven days of occurrence.
  • Maintain a separate log and summary for each site.
  • Post only the summary, not the log.
  • Complete the log and post the summary even when no recordable injuries or illnesses occur.
  • Retain the log and summary for five years.
  • Only send completed forms to OSHA if specifically asked to do so.

300A logs are an important way for employers, employees and OSHA to evaluate the safety of industries and workplaces to reduce and eliminate hazards.

As a reminder, the federal electronic reporting rule that took effect on Jan. 1, 2017 for states regulated by federal OSHA, does not yet apply in California. States such as California, that operate their own health and safety programs, are not required to submit electronic records until regulations go through the state’s formal rulemaking, adoption and approval process.

For assistance in completing your recordkeeping forms, please contact your CompWest loss control consultant. For more useful safety information visit www.CompWestInsurance.com.