Businesses have until Feb. 1 to post their annual injury and illness summary as required by OSHA.
The annual tally should be posted on OSHA Form 300A and remain in a place where employees can view it through April 30. State-plan states have similar requirements.
What counts as a recordable injury? Any one of the following makes recording the injury mandatory:
- days away from work
- restricted work or transfer to another job
- medical treatment beyond first aid
- loss of consciousness
- diagnosis of a significant injury or illness by a physician or other licensed healthcare professional, or
- a needlestick or sharps injury involving contamination by another person’s blood or other potentially infectious materials.
Some businesses are exempt from posting Form 300A, including those with 10 or fewer employees or those classified under a specific list of industries, which can be viewed online here.
What if you’re required to post, but you didn’t have any recordable injuries last year? You must still post the form with zeros in all appropriate spaces.
OSHA has a Web page that outlines its recordkeeping requirements.