OSHA 300 Log Posting Requirements for February 1 to April 30, 2019

From February 1 to April 30, 2019, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers who are required to keep OSHA logs to post their OSHA summary (Form 300-A) during the required posting period for the 2018 calendar year. You may view the Partially Exempt Industries list here.  

The summary log must be posted on premises where all employees and visitors can readily view the document. The summary log has been modified to omit certain information such as names of the injured employees and other personal information. If you have multiple locations, a copy must be posted at each location for injuries occurring at that location.

OSHA has instructions and forms on their website that you can access here.

You may also download the following documents:

Please remember that you can be fined for failing to post the OSHA log. The exemptions include retail, service, finance, real estate, schools and doctors and dental offices. See the California Standard Exemptions to the posting requirements for a complete description of exemptions.

300A Electronic Submission:

March 2, 2019, is the deadline for electronically reporting your OSHA Form 300A data for calendar year 2018. Collection will begin January 2, 2019.

Who must file electronically?

OSHA has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend its recordkeeping regulation to remove the requirement to electronically submit to OSHA information from the OSHA Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) and OSHA Form 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report) for establishments with 250 or more employees which are required to routinely keep injury and illness records.

Review the Injury Tracking Application web page for instructions and frequently asked questions. For more information, please visit the OSHA FAQ page or www.osha.gov.

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About Laurie Flores

With more than 30 years of industry experience, Laurie Flores is committed to identifying and mitigating risks as well as providing solutions and remedies to employers and their employees to aid in the reduction of work-related injuries and traumas. She utilizes her extensive safety experience to provide consultation that instills proper work practices and encourages an overall culture of safety. Laurie is a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist, holds a Safety Professional-Loss Control Consultant Designation, and is an Associate Business Continuity Professional. Prior to joining Bolton, she worked for Cal/OSHA enforcement as an Associate Safety Engineer where she investigated serious injury accidents and conducted site safety inspections.

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