If you had 10 or more employees at any one time in 2020, companies in most industries must complete and post your OSHA 300A form by February 1, 2022. The 300A form recaps the employee accidents that occurred in 2021.
OSHA 300A Form must be posted from 2/1/2022 through 4/30/202. While some companies are exempt from keeping these documents, construction and manufacturing companies are not. If you’re not sure if you must comply, a list of exempt industries can be found here.
Tips to accurately complete OSHA 300 Log and OSHA 300A form
1. OSHA 300 Recordkeeping and Workers Compensation Claims are not always the same. Not every worker’s comp claim is recordable on the OSHA 200 Log. To be recordable, an illness must be work-related and result in one of the following:
b. Days away from work
c. Restricted work or transfer to another job
d. Medical treatment beyond first aid (OSHA has a finite list of what it considers first aid. If injury type is not on this list, it is not first aid)
e. Loss of consciousness
f. A significant injury or illness diagnosed by a physician or other licensed health care professional.
2. When counting the days off or restricted, do not count the day of injury.
3. Count every day (including weekends and holidays). The maximum number of days that are required to be considered is 180.
4. If the accident occurred in 2020, do not carry any information into the 2021 report. Continue to update the 2019 300 Log. For example, an employee injury occurred on December 1, 2020, and the employee did not return to work until February 15, 2021. The 2021 days away from work, would be shown on the 2020 – 300 Log only. The 2020 300A form does not have to be recalculated.
5. You must keep a separate Cal/OSHA Form 300 for each establishment that will be in operation for one year or longer. If your company has branch offices with 10 or more employees, a separate 300 Log and 300A form must be prepared for each office.
6. A company executive must sign and certify the 300A form. The company executive who certifies the log must be one of the following persons:
a. An owner of the company (only if the company is a sole proprietorship or partnership). b. An officer of the corporation.
c. The highest-ranking company official working at the establishment. or
d. The immediate supervisor of the highest-ranking company official working at the establishment.
7. The 300 Log and 300A form must be completed (if you meet reporting requirements) even if you did not have any accidents.
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