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Jan 15, 2013

Safety: Post OSHA 300A summary February 1 – April 30

Safety and Health 

On February 1, 2013, you must post your OSHA Form 300A summary in a conspicuous place in your workplace, and keep it posted through the end of April.

On February 1, 2013, you must post your OSHA Form 300A summary in a conspicuous place in your workplace, and keep it posted through the end of April. This annual summary shows the total number of 2012 job-related injuries and illnesses that you logged on the OSHA Form 300 log. Here’s a quick brush-up on other OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping requirements:

• Injuries and illnesses must be recorded on the Form 300 log within seven days;
• The OSHA Form 300 log and the 300A summary must be kept for five years;
• Supporting documents must also be kept for five years, including on-the-job injury reports and other workers’ compensation documents;
• Only record injuries and illnesses on the log if they meet the recording criteria;
• The Form 300A summary should be signed by the highest ranking official at the location;
• Begin your 2013 log, even if you haven’t 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.

In Idaho, Montana, and Washington, you should use the federal OSHA 300A summary. California and Oregon have their own versions. Questions about OSHA recordkeeping? Talk to your Vigilant safety professional for further assistance.

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