OSHA 300 Logs- It is that time again for many employers

January 20th, 2011 by

For those employers required to report on injuries and illnesses by OSHA it is time to complete your OSHA 300 log.  The Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (Form 300) is required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to classify work-related injuries and illnesses and to record the extent and severity of each case.   Employers who are required to complete the OSHA 300 Log must post the log in their workplace from February 1 until April 30 of each year.  While (551) New and Used Car Dealers, (552)  Used Car Dealers and (557) Motorcycle Dealers have been classified as exempt and do not need to post a log some KPA clients will be required to post the log.  If you are a KPA client and are not sure if you are required to post the OSHA 300 log please contact your KPA engineer for assistance.

As a general rule, employers with 10 or fewer employees are not required to keep and post the OSHA 300 log.   Other  employers may be exempt depending on the industry.   You can search for SIC Codes by keywords or by four-digit SIC to retrieve descriptive information of specific SICs in OSHA’s online North American Industry Classification System Search, available on OSHA’s website at: http://www.osha.gov/oshstats/naics-manual.html.e

OSHA 300 Log and the OSHA 300A Summary must be kept for 5 years following the year that the log and summary pertain to. Employers are not required to send the completed forms to OSHA unless specifically asked to do so. Employers must post the summary only from February 1 of the year following the year covered by the form and keep it posted until April 30 of that year. Detailed recordkeeping criteria are listed in 29 CFR 1904.29.

For more information on OSHA recordkeeping requirements check out KPA’s free recorded webinar, OSHA 300 Logs-How To Do Them Right.

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