OSHA Injury and Illness Summary Form
Author: Ashley Shaw, XpertHR Legal Editor
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires covered employers to post OSHA Form 300a, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, from February 1 until April 30 of every year.
The form should contain an accurate summary of the Form 300 log, which is a detailed account of all workplace injuries and illnesses that occurred in the past year and should be maintained by every establishment or site that is expected to be in operation for a year or longer, and state the total number of injuries and illnesses that occurred in the workplace the year before. Every location should post the summary in a conspicuous place where notices and posters are normally kept, and a copy should be provided to employees who move from worksite to worksite, such as construction workers.
Before the summary is posted, an executive should examine the Form 300 log and the summary and certify that it is accurate based on the reasonable knowledge of the executive.
Using XpertHR's various Tools and resources can help employers with this posting requirement.
OSHA has several posting and recordkeeping requirements with which most employers must comply. The following XpertHR task is here to help:
OSHA includes requirements on how, where and when the Form 300a should be posted. The following XpertHR How To includes step-by-step guidance on posting OSHA documents:
An employer may wish to train supervisors on OSHA's recording and posting requirements. XpertHR offers the following Supervisor Briefing to assist an employer in educating its supervisors:
Policies and Documents
Employers can use the following XpertHR forms to fulfill OSHA requirements:
Employment Law Manual
Knowing what is required by OSHA makes filling out the OSHA Form 300a and posting it a lot easier. XpertHR's Employment Law Manual offers in-depth analysis on this topic: