With March fast approaching, this time of year calls for workplace injury and illness record reporting with the OSHA Form 300A.
What is the OSHA Form 300A?
The OSHA Form 300A is the second page of the OSHA Form 300. The first page (Form 300) contains a log for work-related injuries and illnesses designed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). All employers with 10 or more employees, not classified as partially exempt, are required by law to record work-related death and every work-related injury or illness including:
- loss of consciousness
- restricted work activity
- days away from work
- medical treatment beyond first aid
OSHA Form 300A requires employers to report the number of cases, days away from work and injury or illnesses added up for a grand total 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.
Employers who meet the requirements for keeping record of work-related injuries and illnesses must post the OSHA Form 300A from February 1 to April 30 every year. The form must be visible to all staff in the workplace. Employees also have the right to request a copy of the records at any time.
2020 Updates to the Rule
One thing that’s important to note for reporting 2019 data, is that the gathering of CY 2019 data and beyond will include collecting establishments’ Employer Identification Numbers (EIN). You’ll want to have that ready as you go to fill out the Injury Tracking Application (ITA).
March 2, 2020, is the deadline for OSHA Form 300A. Submissions are to report injury and illness data for the previous year. Records are submitted electronically through the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) available online.
If you employ more than ten workers who are considered partially exempt, don’t forget about OSHA Form 300A. Do your due diligence throughout the year to keep an accurate record of all work-related injuries and illnesses that meet the criteria above. Doing so will make the reporting process fast and efficient for your HR and administrative teams.
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 our Risk Control Consultants, Neel Horst and Matt Steighner.