It’s time to count and post your injury summary for 2014.
OSHA requires companies to post Form 300A (click on link for form) from Feb. 1 – 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 sectors of industries such as retail, services, finance, insurance, and real estate may be exempt from federal OSHA injury and illness posting requirements. (NOTE: There are some new exemptions in 2015 – CLICK HERE for a complete list of exempt groups)
Also remember that beginning January 1, 2015, there are new requirements for calling OSHA within 8-hrs of a significant injury (overnight hospitalization, amputation, etc.). CLICK HERE to read OSHA’s new rule.
Gunn-Mowery tries to keep you informed of OSHA deadlines and regulatory changes. However, our updates are not to be relied on in order to maintain your compliance. To ensure that your business is “following the rules”, contact Gunn-Mowery’s Risk Control Consultant, Neel Horst, at (717) 761-4600 or [email protected].