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OSHA Posting

    Employers, unless exempt, are required to post the OSHA Form 300A, Injury and Illness summary by February 1st.  If you had 10 or fewer employees during all of the last calendar year or your business is classified in a specific low-hazard retail, service, finance, insurance, or real estate industry, you do not have to keep injury and illness records unless the Bureau of Labor Statistics or OSHA informs you in writing that you must do so.  You can check the OSHA web site by looking up your companies specific SIC code to determine if your company is exempt.

     Illness is considered to be work-related if an exposure or circumstance in the work place was the cause of it, or if such exposure or circumstance aggravated a pre-existing condition.  An injury is one that occurred in the workplace or a condition that was aggravated due to an incident in the workplace. .

    To see which cases to record you can review Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1904-"Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses." Use the Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (Form 300) to list injuries and illnesses and track days away from work, restricted, or transferred.  Use the Injury and Illness Report (Form 301) to record supplementary information about recordable cases. You can use a workers' compensation or insurance form, if it contains the same information. The Summary (Form 300A) shows totals for the year in each category.

     Employers need to keep the OSHA log for each worksite or physical work location.  If an employer does not have a fixed work location, they must make a copy of the summary available and the OSHA Form 300A must be posted by worksite or location from February 1st through April 30th each year, in the same location where other notices are normally posted. 

    You can download a copy of the OSHA Form 300A from the OSHA web site at: 

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