It’s time to count and post your injury summary for 2013.
OSHA requires companies to post Form 300A from Feb. 1 to April 30 each year. The form shows a summary of the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred during the previous year.
The summary must include the total number of work-related injuries and illnesses that occurred last year and were logged on OSHA Form 300, Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses.
The form also shows the annual average number of employees and total hours worked during the calendar year.
No injuries last year? Great! But you still have to post the form for three months with “zero” on the total line.
The form must be displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted.
Companies with 10 or fewer employees and employers in certain industries in the retail, services, finance, insurance and real estate sectors are exempt from federal OSHA injury and illness posting requirements.
How do you know if an injury or illness is considered work-related by OSHA? It’s work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment caused or contributed to the condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition. The work environment includes the establishment and other locations where one or more employees are working or are present as a condition of their employment.
New at this? Need more help? You can call your OSHA Regional office and ask for the recordkeeping coordinator. For states with their own occupational safety agencies, call your state plan office.