OSHA Injury and Illness Summary Form
Author: Melissa Gonzalez Boyce, 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. The log should be maintained by every establishment or site that is expected to be in operation for a year or longer. 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 certify that the Form 300a summary is accurate and complete based on the executive's reasonable knowledge of the process by which the information was recorded.
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