OSHA Injury and Illness Summary Form

Author: Ashley Shaw, XpertHR Legal Editor

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires 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.

Tasks

OSHA has several posting and recordkeeping requirements with which most employers must comply. The following XpertHR task is here to help:

Comply with OSHA Recordkeeping, Posting and Reporting Requirements

How To

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:

How to Correctly Post OSHA Documents

Policies and Documents

The following XpertHR forms can show employers what the Form 300a should look like and help ensure they do not forget to post it:

OSHA Form 300

OSHA Form 300a

OSHA Form 301

Safety Records and Documents - Checklist

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:

HR and Workplace Safety (OSHA Compliance) > Posting Requirements

HR and Workplace Safety (OSHA Compliance) > Recordkeeping Requirements

FAQs

What records does the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) require employers to keep?

How are workplace injuries and illnesses recorded for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)?

OSHA Form 300

OSHA Form 300a

OSHA Form 301

OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)