The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that employers that must maintain the OSHA 300 log, post the 300A summary by Feb. 1 for three months. This has been a requirement for a long time, but many employers are unaware. I want to take a couple of minutes to share this reminder and review some of the other general requirements for recording and reporting record keeping related to the OSHA 300 log.
The OSHA logs must be maintained by most employers with 10 or more employees. The logs are to be updated within seven calendar days from the time an OSHA recordable accident occurs. Employers must also report to OSHA any worker fatality within eight hours and any amputation, loss of an eye, or hospitalization of a worker within 24 hours.
All employers with 250 or more employees are required to submit their annual injury and illness summary (Form 300A) data to OSHA electronically. In addition, since 2019 employers in certain high-hazard industries with 20 or more employees must do the same. Submit your form by March 2, 2022 using the Injury Tracking Application.
For more information on these requirements, go to the OSHA Recordkeeping webpage.
BWC provides several courses to help employers better understand the OSHA record keeping rules. These courses and others can be found in the BWC Learning Center and are offered at no cost to Ohio employers. If you don’t already have an account in the BWC Learning Center, click here for instructions on how to register. Below is a class that is being offered to help employers learn more about OSHA recordkeeping.
OSHA Recordkeeping 101 (Online e-Course) Available on demand
BWC can help if you have questions about how to prevent injuries in your workplace. Reach out to one of our BWC safety consultants online for assistance or call 1-800-644-6292. We offer a wide range of services for all industries at no additional cost to employers including safety consultations, safety education and training, and the BWC safety and video library