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January 18, 2017

Don't Miss Feb. 1 Deadline for Posting Your OSHA 300A Summary

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Don't forget that February 1 is the deadline for posting the OSHA 300A Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses. 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 to reduce and eliminate hazards  - and prevent future workplace injuries and illnesses.

Maintaining and Posting Records

The records must be maintained at the worksite for at least five years. Each February through April, employers must post a summary of the injuries and illnesses recorded the previous year. Also, if requested, copies of the records must be provided to current and former employees, or their representatives.

All establishments covered by Part 1904 must complete the OSHA 300A Summary page, even if no work-related injuries or illnesses occurred during the year. Post the 300A summary page from February 1 to April 30.

Electronic Submission of Records

Starting in 2017, many employers will be required to electronically submit the summary of injuries and illnesses to OSHA. (Editors note: Don't hold your breath. The site is "scheduled to go live in February 2017"  but we've heard that before...)

Severe Injury Reporting

Employers must report any worker fatality within 8 hours and any amputation, loss of an eye, or hospitalization of a worker within 24 hours.


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