Another year has ended. So it’s about time for—you guessed it—OSHA recordkeeping. If you are in charge of employees, you need to be compliant with OSHA regulations concerning workplace safety documentation. This includes making sure that your OSHA 300 Log is up to date. But when is the deadline? Learn about the due dates that you must meet as 2016 rolls around:
OSHA Log 300 Reporting Rules
According to OSHA’s recordkeeping rules, all businesses with more than 10 employees are required to report and keep a written log of all injuries and illnesses occurring on the job. The records maintained are useful for many areas, including:
- Workplace safety evaluations to determine safety issues
- Identifying and defining industry hazards
- Discovering and implementing protective measures that will reduce and eliminate safety problems and workplace hazards
Since it is related to employee injuries or illnesses, the 300 Log is also useful for OSHA in terms of checking records during investigations or allegations.
Deadline for Posting the Summary of Log 300
The OSHA 300 Log includes several forms:
- OSHA Form 300 Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses
- OSHA Form 300A Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses
- OSHA 301 Illnesses and Injuries Incident Report
The OSHA Form 300A must be posted at the workplace by February 1 of the following year when the log was kept. For your OSHA compliance in 2016, the certified summary of work-related injuries and illnesses must be displayed in the workplace from February 1 to April 30.
However, if employees, whether current or past, and/or their legal representatives request a copy of their injury and illness records, you are required to give them a copy of the corresponding OSHA 300 Log. This must be done expediently, on or before the following business day ends.
Low-hazard businesses operating in certain industries are partially exempted from keeping OSHA records—including:
- Retail Trade
- Real Estate
To help comply with OSHA’s workplace safety regulations, you must ensure that everyone under your watch has a working knowledge of current safety rules. This is for their own safety and protection as well. The best way to gain an up-to-date knowledge of OSHA regulations is to conduct ongoing health and safety training programs.
OSHA-Compliant Health and Safety Training
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