Hey, friends, we've got two reminders for you of upcoming OSHA deadlines, both having to do with injury & illness recordkeeping/reporting/submission.
The first is about the OSHA Forms 300 and 300A, and the second is about OSHA's still-somewhat-new online submission system.
So the first thing to remind you is that the 2018 calendar year is ending soon. And that means you're going to have to complete your OSHA Form 300 soon as well as complete and post your OSHA Form 300A soon.
A quick reminder of what each is, below.
Form 300A is known as the Log of Work-Related Injuries & Illnesses. As a reminder, every time there's a work-related injury or illness, you have to fill out OSHA Form 301 (so you'll have one completed OSHA Form 301 for every work-related injury and illness). In addition, you then take the information in all those OSHA Form 301s and compile them in the OSHA Form 300, the Log of Work-Related Injuries & Illnesses.
So OSHA Form 300 is your list of all the work-related incidents and illnesses that occur throughout the calendar year. With the year nearly done, you're going to want to make sure your Form 300 is complete at the end of the year.
Now, once you've got all that injury and illness data in your OSHA Form 300, you'll want to transfer some of it to your OSHA Form 300A and then post OSHA Form 300A where employees can see it.
OSHA Form 300A is called the Summary of Work-Related Injuries & Illnesses. You need to post OSHA Form 300A where workers can see it by February 1, 2019 (not so much time from now, if you think about it). And you need to keep it posted until April 30, 2019.
Now, in addition to the traditional requirements related to the OSHA recordkeeping forms 300, 301, and 300A, you are probably aware by new that OSHA's got a new requirement for online submission of injury and illness data.
That OSHA online submission deadline is coming soon, too: March 2, 2019.
That online submission deadline is a little further away, but it will be here before you know it, too. So don't sleep on it.
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Hope this reminder helps!
And if you need another reason to complete your OSHA recordkeeping and online submission requirements, check out these article that explains OSHA has targeted employers who don't complete their required online submission of injury & illness data for site-specific inspections.
You can also read more about OSHA Injury & Illness Recordkeeping Forms here.
Before you go, please feel free to download our FREE GUIDE TO OSHA REPORTING & RECORDKEEPING, too.