SAFETY: It’s that time of year again; don’t forget to post OSHA 300A summary
On February 1, 2012, you need to post your OSHA 300A summary in a conspicuous place in your workplace.
On February 1, 2012, you need to post your OSHA 300A summary in a conspicuous place in your workplace. Your 300A summary must list the total number of 2011 job-related injuries and illnesses that you logged on the OSHA Form 300 Log. Heres a quick brush up on your OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping requirements:
- Injuries and illnesses must be recorded on the log within seven days;
- OSHA Form 300 and the log summary must be maintained for five years;
- Supporting documents must also be maintained for five years, including on-the-job injury reports (801) and other workers compensation documents;
- Only record injuries and illnesses if they meet the recording criteria;
- Post the OSHA Summary (Form 300A), which should be signed by the highest ranking official at the plant location, from February 1 through April 30 each year;
- Begin your 2012 log, even if you havent had any recordable injuries or illnesses, by completing the upper right corner of the form and have it ready for an inspector in case he or she asks to see it.
Questions about OSHA recordkeeping? Talk to your Vigilant safety professional for further assistance.
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