From February 1 to April 30, 2022, OSHA requires employers, who are required to keep OSHA logs, to post their OSHA summary (Form 300A) during the required posting period for the 2021 calendar year. You may view the Partially Exempt Industries list here. The summary log must be posted on premises where all employees/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 site 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:OSHA 300, 300-A and 301 Logs (Please note that all three forms are in multiple tabs within the same spreadsheet).OSHA 300A Annual Summary, Management HandoutPlease 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 requirementsfor a complete description of exemptions. 300A Electronic Submission: March 2, 2022 is the deadline for electronically reporting your OSHA Form 300A data for the calendar year 2021. The collection will begin on January 2, 2022. The collection of 2021 data and beyond will include the collection of establishments’ Employer Identification Numbers (EIN). If you submit your data using a CSV file or API, you can view the new layout by selecting the “How” tab on the right column of this OSHA webpage. Who must file electronically? Establishments with 250 or more employees. Establishments with 20 to 249 employees in high-risk industries listed by NAICS codes. OSHA has amended 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 keep injury and illness records routinely. These establishments are still required to electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses). Here is the OSHA trade release letter regarding the U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule to Protect Privacy of Workers. Review the Injury Tracking Application web page for instructions and frequently asked questions. Recording workplace exposures to COVID-19 COVID-19 can be a recordable illness if a worker is infected as a result of performing their work-related duties. However, employers are only responsible for recording cases of COVID-19 if all of the following are true:
- The case is a confirmed case of COVID-19 (see CDC information on persons under investigation and presumptive positive and laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19);
- The case is work-related (as defined by 29 CFR 1904.5); and
- The case involves one or more of the general recording criteria set forth in 29 CFR 1904.7 (e.g., medical treatment beyond first aid, days away from work).
Employers should follow the OSHA enforcement guidance found in the Updated Interim Enforcement Response Plan for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). For more information, please visit the OSHA FAQ page or www.osha.gov and COVID-19 – Regulations.
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