Posting OSHA Form 300A

February 01, 2009

Beginning February 1, many employers must post a summary of the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred last year. Employers are only required to post the summary form (OSHA Form 300A) ? not the OSHA Form 300 Log ? from February 1 to April 30. This is an annual reporting requirement.

The summary must list the total numbers of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2008 and were logged on the OSHA 300 form. Employment information about annual average number of employees and total hours worked during the calendar year is also required to assist in calculating incidence rates. If a company had no recordable injuries or illnesses in 2008, it must post the form with zeros on the total line. All establishment summaries must be certified by a company executive.

The form is to be displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted. Employers must make a copy of the summary available to employees who move from worksite to worksite, such as construction workers, and employees who do not report to any fixed location on a regular basis.

Employers with ten or fewer employees and employers in certain industry groups are normally exempt from federal OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping and posting requirements.

OSHA reporting forms may be ordered from SESCO's Online Pulbication Store, calling Phil Richards at 423-764-4127, or by e-mail: phil@sescomgt.com.