Per OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping and reporting requirements, Monday, February 1, is the deadline to tabulate your annual OSHA Log Summary (OSHA Form 300A) and post it in a common area where 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 2020. Additionally, annual average number of employees and total hours worked during the calendar year is required to help the agency calculate incidence rates. Even if you had no recordable injuries or illnesses for 2020, you still must post the OSHA Form 300A, listing zeros on the total line. Minor injuries requiring first aid only do not need to be recorded. All summaries must be certified by a company executive.
Unless you have 10 or fewer employees, or are one of the industries exempt 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 http://osha.gov/recordkeeping/index.html and for California employers at http://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/etools/recordkeeping/SubjectIndex/SubjectIndex.htm
Employers in California that have establishments meeting one of the requirements below are required to electronically submit Form 300A data annually for those establishments:
- All establishments with 250 or more employees, unless specifically exempted by section 14300.2 of title 8 of the California Code of Regulations.
- Establishments with 20 to 249 employees in the specific industries listed in Appendix H of Cal/OSHA’s emergency regulations.
See federal OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application website for information and instructions on electronic submission.
As always, if you have questions or require assistance regarding OSHA requirements, please contact the GSRMA Loss Prevention Department.