Jan 2018 02 | Posted by liz.smith

It’s that time of year again -- February 1st marks the deadline to tabulate your annual OSHA Log Summary (OSHA Form 300A) and post it in a common area wherever notices to employees are usually posted. This is the summary only (300A), not the OSHA 300 Form.

The OSHA Form 300A summary must list the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2017. Annual average number of employees and total hours they worked during the calendar year also is required to help the agency calculate incidence rates. Even if you had no recordable injuries or illnesses for 2017, you still must post the OSHA Form 300A, listing zeros on the total line. All summaries must be certified by a company executive.

Unless you have 10 or fewer employees, or fall within one of the industries normally excused from the Occupational Safety and Health Act’s (OSH Act) recordkeeping and posting requirements, you’re required to post OSHA Form 300A (not the OSHA 300 form/log) annually from February 1 to April 30. A complete list of exempt industries is posted on OSHA’s website at and for California employers at