OSHA Injury/Illness Recordkeeping

This is a reminder that beginning on February 1, 2012, companies who are required to keep Injury and Illness log (OSHA Form 300), must post a summary of the log in OSHA Form 300A from Feb.1 to April 30, 2012 in a common area of the company grounds where worker notices are usually posted. The OSHA Form 300A summary must list the total number of job-related injuries, accidents and illness that occurred during the 2011 year. Once OSHA Form 300A is completed, a company executive must certify all established summaries.

Employers can click here to download the OSHA booklet that contains Forms 300, 300A and 301, or visit the OSHA Recordkeeping Web Page.

The OSHA booklet has the forms necessary for maintaining occupational injury and illness records for 2011 as well as:

  • An overview of general instructions for filling out the OSHA 300 and 300A forms along with definition terms used
  • Instruction on how to fill out the Log properly
  • Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illness forms
  • Summary pages for easy posting at the end of the year
  • A worksheet to aid you through filling out the summary
  • OSHA’s Form 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report Form)

Q & A
Q: How extensively do I have to review the OSHA 300 Log entries at the end of the year?
A:
You must review the entries as extensively as necessary to make sure that they are complete and correct.

Q:Who is considered a company executive?
A:
The company executive who certifies the log must be one of the following persons: an owner of the company, an officer of the corporation, the highest ranking company official or the immediate supervisor of the highest ranking company official.

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