OSHA Recordkeeping and Reporting

Remember to post your establishment’s OSHA Form 300A summary in the workplace from Feb. 1 through April 30. OSHA’s recordkeeping standard requires that even employers with no recordable injuries or illnesses must post the summary in the same location as routine employee notices. Employers with 250 or more employees, or those in certain high-risk industries identified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), should also remember to electronically submit their 300A summary form to OSHA by March 2.

Record all work-related injuries and illnesses that result in:

  • Death
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Days away from work
  • Modified work or job transfer
  • Medical treatment beyond first aid

Remember to:

  • Record injuries on the OSHA 300 log within seven days of occurrence.
  • Maintain a separate log and summary for each site.
  • Post only the summary, not the log.
  • Complete the log and post the summary even when no recordable injuries or illnesses occur.
  • Retain the log and summary for five years.
  • Only send completed forms to OSHA if required to do so.

300A logs are an important way for employers, employees and OSHA to evaluate the safety of industries and workplaces to reduce and eliminate hazards, which may prevent future workplace injuries and illnesses.

For more useful safety information, view our OSHA Recordkeeping handout or visit OSHA online.

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