Ohio OSHA Law Blog

by Meyers Roman Friedberg & Lewis

Have you posted your required annual OHSA Form 300A?

Have you posted your OSHA annual summary Form 300A? If you have more than 10 employees and are covered by OSHA’s recordkeeping and reporting rules, you had until February 1 to make this mandatory annual posting.

All employers required to keep OSHA Form 300 (the OSHA Injury and Illness Log) must complete and post the annual summary Form 300A. You must make this posting even if there have been no recordable injuries or illnesses during the prior year.

The OSHA Form 300A must include the total:

  • number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2014
  • year-end number of fatalities
  • number of missed workdays from any on-the-job injury or illness
  • number of job transfers or restrictions from any on-the-job injury or illness
  • number of injuries and illnesses as recorded on OSHA Form 300
  • number of employees and the hours worked during the prior year

OSHA requires that a company executive (defined as an owner, officer, highest ranking on-site company official, of the immediate supervisor of that highest-ranking company official) certify the 300A summary.

A covered employer must post the 300A summary at each jobsite from February 1 until April 30, and it must be posted in a conspicuous area where notices to employees are customarily placed. And, come May 1, don’t think about destroying it. You must retain it for five year, and have it available upon request by an OSHA investigator.

You can download a copy of the OSHA Form 300A here. If you need help with meeting this requirement, or any other recordingkeeping requirement, you should be talking to employment counsel versed in OSHA and workplace safety issues.

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