OSHA Recordkeeping Wizard
This wizard will tell you in just a few quick clicks if an incident should be recorded on the OSHA 300 Log.
If you’ve got more than 10 employees OSHA says you must keep records of work-related injuries and illnesses (certain low-hazard industries are exempt). All employers, including those exempt from standard recordkeeping or reporting requirements under workplace safety and health rules, must report any fatality, inpatient hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye to OSHA.
What Does This Mean for You?
OSHA has developed three forms for incident recordkeeping. Each recordable case must be entered on the forms within 7 calendar days of receiving information that a recordable case occurred.
OSHA Form 300, OSHA Injury and Illness Log
The OSHA 300 Log contains a brief description of each recordable work-related injury or illness that occurred during the calendar year.
OSHA Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses
The annual summary is a list of injuries and illnesses that were recorded on the OSHA 300 Log during the previous calendar year.
The annual summary must be posted in a conspicuous place where notices to employees are customarily posted from February 1 to April 30 each year.
A company executive must certify that he or she has examined the OSHA 300 Log and that he or she reasonably believes, based on his or her knowledge of the process by which the information was recorded, that the annual summary is correct and complete.
OSHA Form 301, Injury and Illness Incident Report
The report requires the employee’s name, department, and occupation; the nature of injury or illness; and extent of lost time. The data must be recorded within 7 working days after receiving information of the event. BUT, there are privacy cases where the person’s name may be omitted.