Get ready to post Form 300A. Your 2020 summary of work-related injuries and illnesses in the workplace must be posted by February 1st.

OSHA’s Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements.

Many employers with more than 10 employees are required to keep a record of serious work-related injuries and illnesses.

Why? 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.

OSHA’s Recordkeeping Requirements During the COVID-19 Pandemic

OSHA has issued temporary enforcement guidance related to the COVID-19 pandemic for Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses required under 29 CFR Part 1904. For more information see the Enforcement Memoranda section of OSHA’s COVID-19 Safety and Health Topics page.

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

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