Is Your Company Exempt from Posting Form 300A?
On February 1 of each year, most employers with ten or more employees must post the OSHA-required Form 300A, which summarizes an employer’s recordable injuries and illnesses for the prior year. The Form 300A posting period is February 1 to April 30. An employer subject to this requirement must post the OSHA Form 300A even if the employer had no recordable injuries/illnesses in the prior year.
All of the data required for the OSHA 300A is taken from the Form 300. Form 300 is not typically posted as it contains confidential medical information. Employees with no fixed work site or no access to posted sites, such as field sales reps, must be provided with a copy of the report.
Some industries are partially exempt from keeping the Form 300A. Click here for a list of partially exempt industries. Remember that regardless of your size or industry exemption, if an employer has a fatality or hospitalization of three or more employees from the same event, then you must contact OSHA within eight hours. Please note that some State Plans have even lower thresholds for reporting injuries, and it is advisable that you check with your state plan for their requirements.
OSHA provides information on its recordkeeping and posting requirements on its website. If you need assistance in OSHA recordkeeping, feel free to contact us at 502-240-6910 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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