By Renee Peck, Program Administrator, Public Employment Risk Reduction Program
Recordkeeping may seem like just a paperwork task but it is more than that. It’s also the minimum means by which employers can document and track the occurrence and severity of occupational injuries and illnesses. Employers should review their injuries and illnesses as they occur as well as over time to identify patterns and trends that can be addressed to prevent future injuries and illnesses in their workplaces. Injury and Illness recordkeeping is key to a successful workplace safety and health program.
Under the Ohio Public Employment Risk Reduction Program (PERRP), public employers are required to complete the PERRP Recordkeeping Forms or equivalent for each calendar year:
- PERRP Form 301P Injury and Illness Incident Form – for each case as it occurs
- PERRP Form 300P Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses – cases meeting the recordkeeping criteria must be entered on the log within six days of occurrence
- PERRP Form 300AP Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses
These forms and instructions for completing them are available at: PERRP Recordkeeping Page
#1: Public Employers must submit their PERRP Form 300AP Summary to PERRP by February 1st of each calendar year. These can be submitted on our PERRP 300AP On-Line Submission
#2: Public Employers must post the PERRP Form 300AP Summary in visible locations accessible to public employees from February 1st to April 30th
#3: Public Employers must keep the recordkeeping forms for five years following the year to which they pertain.
Public employers are also reminded that they must report any work-related fatality including those from heart attacks and motor vehicle accidents to PERRP within eight hours by calling 1-800-671-6858.
For questions and assistance, please contact PERRP at 1-800-671-6858.