Employers subject to the recordkeeping requirements of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (generally those employers with more than 10 employees, except for those in certain low-hazard industries in the retail, finance, insurance, real estate, and service sectors) are reminded to post OSHA Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, from February 1 to April 30, 2015.
The Form 300A lists the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred during the previous year and must be posted even if no work-related injuries or illnesses occurred during the year. The summary must be signed and certified by a company executive, and should be displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted so that employees are aware of the injuries and illnesses occurring in the workplace.
Note: As of January 1, 2015, there is a new list of industries that are partially exempt from keeping OSHA records. Establishments that are newly exempted are not required to post the 2014 Form 300A.
Businesses located in states that operate their own safety and health programs should check with their state plan for the implementation date of the new recordkeeping and reporting requirements.