Your 2021 summary of work-related injuries and illnesses in the workplace must be posted by February 1, 2022.

In addition, March 2nd is the deadline for electronically reporting your OSHA Form 300A for calendar year 2021.

Collection will begin January 2, 2022.

OSHA’s Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements.

While not all establishments need to submit their OSHA 300A data, many employers with more than 10 employees are required to keep a record of serious work-related injuries and illnesses.

This information helps employers, workers and OSHA evaluate the safety of a workplace, understand industry hazards, and implement worker protections that will help prevent future workplace injuries and illnesses.

According to the requirement,

  • Records must be maintained at the worksite for at least five years
  • You must prominently display Form 300A from February 1st through the end of April.
  • Certain employers are required to submit to OSHA the information from their completed Form 300A by March 2nd of the year after the calendar year covered by the form.
  • Employers must report any worker fatality within 8 hours and any amputation, loss of an eye, or hospitalization of a worker within 24 hours.

Find recordkeeping forms and additional instructions.
• Form 300, Log of Work-related injuries and illnesses
• Form 301, Injury and Illness Incident Report
• Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses

Recording workplace exposures to COVID-19

OSHA recordkeeping requirements mandate covered employers record certain work-related injuries and illnesses on their OSHA 300 log (29 CFR Part 1904).

COVID-19 can be a recordable illness if a worker is infected as a result of performing their work-related duties. However, employers are only responsible for recording cases of COVID-19 if all of the following are true.

  • The case is a confirmed case of COVID-19 (see CDC information on persons under investigation and presumptive positive and laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19);
  • The case is work-related (as defined by 29 CFR 1904.5); and
  • The case involves one or more of the general recording criteria set forth in 29 CFR 1904.7 (e.g., medical treatment beyond first aid, days away from work).


Electronic Submission of Form 300A

March 2, 2022 is the deadline for electronically reporting your OSHA Form 300A data for calendar year 2021. OSHA began collection on January 2, 2022.

Electronic submissions are required by establishments with 250 or more employees currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, and establishments with 20-249 employees classified in specific industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses.

Remember, not all establishments need to submit their OSHA 300A Data. If you are unsure about your standing or need more information, use the Injury Tracking Application webpage. You’ll find FAQs about the Injury Tracking Application, Reporting Requirements and OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements. This is also where you can launch the tracking application.

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