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OSHA Log 300 Must Be Posted by February 1

Posted by Complete Payroll | Jan 29, 2020 3:44:55 PM

OSHA Log 300 Must Be Posted by February 1 - Complete Payroll

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandates that all employers who are required to maintain the OSHA 300 Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses post a summary of the previous year’s log between February 1 and April 30 of each year, even if no incidents occurred in the preceding calendar year. The summary (OSHA Form 300A) must be certified by a company executive and posted in a conspicuous location where notices to employees are customarily posted.All employers who had 11 or more employees at any point during the last calendar year are covered by this requirement unless they qualify as part of an exempt low-risk industry. A full list of the industries that are exempt from OSHA routine recordkeeping requirements can be found here.  

The OSHA Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (Form 300), Summary (Form 300A), and Instructions can be downloaded from OSHA directly here.  


Form 300A Electronic Submission Required for Certain Employers by March 2

OSHA-covered employers with 250 or more employees, and those in certain high-risk industries with 20-249 employees, must electronically report their Calendar Year 2019 Form 300A data by March 2, 2020. Reporting must be done through OSHA’s online Injury Tracking Application (ITA),

Only a small fraction of establishments are required to electronically submit their Form 300A data to OSHA. Establishments that meet any of the following criteria DO NOT have to send their information to OSHA:

  • The establishment's industry is on this list of partially exempt industries, regardless of the size of the establishment. 
  • The establishment's peak employment during the previous calendar year was 19 employees or fewer, regardless of the establishment's industry.
  • The establishment had a peak employment between 20 and 249 employees during the previous calendar year AND the establishment's industry is NOT on this list of high-risk industries. 

All affected employers must submit injury and illness data in the ITA online portal, even if the employer is covered by a State Plan that has not completed adoption of their own state rule.

Additional information, FAQs, and the Injury Tracking Application can be found on OSHA’s site, here.

Topics: Labor law, Human resources

Check out our Employer's Guide to OSHA Safety Compliance.

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