Reminder: OSHA Form 300A Must Be Posted by February 1

Reminder: OSHA Form 300A Must Be Posted by February 1

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandates that all employers who are required to maintain the OSHA 300 Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses post a summary of the previous calendar year’s log between February 1 and April 30 of each year, even if no incidents occurred in the preceding calendar year. The summary (OSHA Form 300A) must be certified by a company executive and posted in a conspicuous location where notices to employees are customarily posted.

All employers who had 11 or more employees at any point during the last calendar year are covered by this requirement unless they qualify as part of an exempt low-risk industry. This count is based on the number of employees in the entire company, not per establishment. A full list of the industries that are exempt from OSHA routine recordkeeping requirements, listed by North American Industry Classification System codes (NAICS), can be found here.

The OSHA Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (Form 300), Summary (Form 300A), and Instructions can be found in the Forms section of the HR Support Center by searching for OSHA Form 300. Click the link that says, “OSHA Form 300, 300A, 301, and Instructions.” The documents can also be downloaded from OSHA directly here.

If your workplace is currently closed because of COVID-19 and you are unable to post the log there, we recommend posting it on a company intranet page, bulletin board, or other location online where it can be easily seen and accessed by employees. If you return to the workplace before April 30, you should also physically post it at that time.

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