Employers covered by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recordkeeping rule are required to post their 2020 OSHA Form 300A work-related injury and illness log summaries in an area where notices to employees are typically posted from Feb. 1 through April 30. The form must be posted in a visible spot at each covered establishment.
The summaries, which list the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2020 and were logged on the employer's OSHA Form 300A, must be certified by a company executive prior to posting and display. Employment information about the average number of employees and total hours worked during the calendar year is also required. Note: employers must report any worker fatality within eight hours and any amputation, loss of an eye or hospitalization of a worker within 24 hours.
Companies with no recorded injuries or illnesses in 2020 must still post the form, with zeros on the total line. Additionally, employers with 10 or fewer employees or those in certain industries may be exempt from OSHA record keeping requirements.
OSHA will begin collecting calendar year 2020 Form 300A data on Jan. 2. Covered employers must submit the form electronically by March 2, 2021. Learn more in this January Newsline article.
This article is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or opinion.