The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 requires certain employers to prepare and maintain records of work-related injuries and illnesses. The recordkeeping regulation is detailed in 29 CFR Part 1904 and thoroughly discusses the OSHA Forms 300, 300A, and 301. On the OSHA Form 300, which is maintained cumulatively during a given year, an employer must record information about every work-related death, and every work-related injury or illness that involves the loss of consciousness, restricted work activity or job transfer, days away from work, or medical treatment beyond first aid. The employer must also complete and post the OSHA Form 300A (summary page), even if there are no recordable injuries or illnesses during the year. The Form 300A must be posted from February 1 to April 30 of the year following the year covered by the Form 300. A third form, the OSHA FORM 301 (or its equivalent), must be completed within seven (7) calendar days after information is received that an OSHA recordable work-related injury or illness has occurred. It should then be recorded onto Form 300.
Since meeting the requirements of this OSHA Standard can present challenges regarding interpretations, the State Accident Fund offers to our policyholders, free consultations for your convenience. If you have questions about OSHA recordkeeping or if you need assistance completing any required forms, pleased contact one of our experienced Safety Specialists at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 803-896-5953.