Time Again to Post the OSHA 300A Annual Summary of Illnesses and Injuries
February 13, 2017
Covered employers must post the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Form 300A between February 1 and April 30, 2017. Form 300A is a summary of the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred during a single year at each workplace. Form 300A should be posted in a conspicuous location where notices to employees are usually posted.
The second page of OSHA’s Form 300A is a summary where employers must fill in the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2016 and were logged on the OSHA Form 300 Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses. It also requires information regarding the annual average number of employees and total hours worked during the calendar year. Employers may enter “zero” on the total line if there were no recordable injuries or illnesses during the relevant year.
A company executive must sign and certify the Form 300A. The company executive who signs the form can be: (1) any officer of the corporation; (2) the highest-ranking company official working at the establishment; (3) the immediate supervisor of the highest-ranking company official working at the establishment; or (4) an owner of the company if the company is a sole proprietorship or partnership.
Employers with 10 or fewer employees and employers in certain low-hazard industries are partially exempt from routinely keeping federal OSHA injury and illness records, including the annual Form 300A. To determine whether your organization operates in a low-hazard industry that may be partially exempt, the list of exempt industries can be found on OSHA’s website. Employers may also want to remember that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics may still select exempted employers to participate in an annual statistical survey.