OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements
January 30, 2019
OSHA published a Final Rule to amend its recordkeeping regulation to remove the requirement to electronically submit to OSHA information from the OSHA Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) and OSHA Form 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report) for establishments with 250 or more employees that are required to routinely keep injury and illness records. Covered establishments are only required to electronically submit information from the OSHA Form 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses). The requirement to keep and maintain OSHA Forms 300, 300A, and 301 for five years is not changed by this Final Rule.
For more information regarding the Final Rule, click here.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that some employers publicly post the OSHA Form 300A. This form must be posted in a conspicuous location between February 1 and April 30, 2019.
If an organization has 10 or more employees, it is required to complete OSHA’s injury and illness record keeping forms on an ongoing basis. These records will be requested during any OSHA visit. Further, the OSHA 300A Summary must be posted in a common area from February 1 until April 30. Organizations can incur a citation and fine if they do not comply with these regulations. Current and former employees, or their representatives, have the right to access injury and illness records.
Reporting is simple for clients that use the Lyons Risk Management Center’s (RMC) online OSHA log from their client portal – the OSHA Form 300A can be created right from the portal. For clients not taking advantage of this feature, now’s the time to start using it for your 2019 work-related injuries and illnesses. For more information about Lyons RMC, contact us today.