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Employers with 10 or more employees are required to post their 2015 Cal/OSHA 300A form starting on Feb. 1 until April 1.

Form 300A reports an employer’s total number of deaths, missed workdays, job transfers or restrictions, and injuries and illnesses as recorded on Form 300. It also includes the number of workers and the hours they worked for the year.

Nonexempt employers with more than 10 employees must post the form..

There are actually three related forms you need to keep up to date:

  • OSHA Form 300 – Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses
  • OSHA Form 301 – Injury and Illness Incident Report
  • OSHA Form 300A – Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses

 

The OSHA 300 series forms are written in plain language and are intended to simplify work-related injury and illness record keeping and enhance company safety and health programs.

The resulting data collected by these forms will be used to track and compile statistics on work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths so that employers and Cal/OSHA can develop a picture of the extent and severity of work-related incidents. They will also help Cal/OSHA identify the scope of employer-assistance needs.

 

Form 300

OSHA’s Form 300, the “Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses”, must be used to classify work-related injuries and illnesses and to note the extent and severity of each case.

When an incident occurs, you must use the log to record specific details about what happened. You are required to use this form to record information about every work-related death and about every work-related injury or illness that involves loss of consciousness, restricted work activity or job transfer, days away from work, or medical treatment beyond first aid.

 

Form 301

You have seven days to fill out Form 301, the “Injury and illness Incident Report,” after a work-related injury or illness occurs. The form must be kept on file for 5 years following the year to which it pertains.

Employees, former employees, and their representatives have the right to review the OSHA Form 300 in its entirety.

 

Form 300A

If you have more than 10 employees you must complete Form 300A even if no work-related injuries or illnesses occurred during the year.

The total number of incidents in each category listed on Form 300 must be transferred to the Form 300A.

Form must be displayed in a conspicuous location where notices to employees are customarily posted. A copy of the “Summary” must also be made available to employees who move from worksite to worksite and employees who do not report to any fixed establishment on a regular basis.

At the end of the three-month period, Form 300A should be taken down and kept on file for a period of five years following the year to which it pertains.