Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is reminding employers that the agency is collecting calendar year 2022 Form 300A data. Employers must submit the form electronically by March 2, 2023.
Establishments under Federal OSHA jurisdiction can use the ITA Coverage Application to determine if they are required to electronically report their injury and illness information to OSHA. Establishments under State Plan jurisdiction should contact their State Plan.
Employers must connect their Injury Tracking Account to a Login.gov account to submit their 2022 workplace injury and illness data. Watch the video to learn how.
The OSHA law requires most employers with 10 or more full-time employees to keep a yearly log of all work-related injuries and illnesses. * This is the OSHA Log of Injuries and Illnesses, or the OSHA Form 300.
The OSHA Form 300 is a form for employers to record all reportable injuries and illnesses that occur in the workplace, where and when they occur, the nature of the case, the name and job title of the employee injured or made sick, and the number of days away from work or on restricted or light duty, if any.
Employers must record all new cases of work-related fatalities, injuries, and illnesses if they involve:
· days away from work
· restricted work or transfer to another job
· medical treatment beyond first aid
· loss of consciousness or
· a significant injury or illness diagnosed by a physician or other licensed health care professional.
Each recordable injury or illness case must be recorded on the OSHA 300 Log and the Form 301 Incident Report within seven calendar days after the employer receives notice that the injury or illness occurred.
Form 300-A is the Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, which is to be posted in the workplace annually. At the end of each calendar year, Form 300-A must be completed and certified by a company executive as correct and complete and posted in the workplace where notices to workers are usually posted. It must be posted for three months, from February 1 until April 30.
Employers must save the OSHA 300 Log, the Form 300-A (annual summary), privacy case lists, and the Form 301 Incident Report forms for five years. The stored OSHA 300 Logs must be updated by the employer to include any newly discovered recordable injuries or illnesses.
The above is excerpted from The OSHA Form 300 Log of Injuries and Illnesses: What is it and How Do We Use It?