Employers that are covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) record-keeping rule must post a summary of 2021 work-related injuries and illnesses in a noticeable place from Feb. 1 to April 30.
Many employers with more than 10 employees are required to keep a record of serious work-related injuries and illnesses. (Certain low-risk industries are exempted.) Note: Medical/Dental with 1 or more employees must follow the OSHA Guidelines.
Minor injuries requiring first aid only do not need to be recorded.
Q&A Resources & Guidelines
- How does OSHA define a recordable injury or illness?
- How does OSHA define first aid?
- Medical and Dental Offices: A Guide to Compliance with OSHA Standards
Employers must complete an incident report (Form 301) for each injury or illness and log work-related incidents on OSHA Form 300. Form 300A is a summary of the information in the log that must be posted on the worksite.
- Get recordkeeping forms 300, 300A, 301, and additional instructions
- Learn details and how to report online or by phone
- Read the full OSHA Recordkeeping regulation (29 CFR 1904)
If you would like assistance filling out and/or posting the OSHA 300A form, contact the experts at HRinDemand, your total people solution.
Melissa Marsh, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is a human resources consultant and founder of HRinDemand, a human resources company in Reno, NV, offering expert guidance and easy-to-use tools to help small businesses with employment regulations, compliance, employee relations, and company growth.