It’s Time to Post Your OSHA 300A Summary Logs Again!
Update: Due to the fact that many employees are working remotely during the COVID-19 Pandemic, OSHA will NOT require employers to post the OSHA 300A Summary Log in establishments that were completely empty on February 1, 2021. The form must be posted if employees return to the establishment before May 1, 2021. OSHA has updated their guidance on their website.
Don’t forget to post your OSHA 300A forms! If your business had more than 10 employees at any time during 2020, and your industry is not classified as a partially exempt industry, you must post your OSHA 300A – Summary of Work Related Injuries and Illnesses for 2020 from February 1, 2021 through April 30, 2021.
Remember, COVID-19 is a recordable illness
Under these recordkeeping requirements, COVID-19 is a recordable illness, and thus employers are responsible for recording cases of COVID-19, if:
- The case is a confirmed case of COVID-19, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC);
- 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.
Revised requirements for electronic submission of records effective January 25, 2019
The Final Rule for Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses was issued on January 1, 2019. For those establishments that are required to submit electronically to OSHA it is only your Form 300A summary of data and must be submitted by March 2, 2021. See below if your establishment is required to submit your data electronically.
Establishments that meet any of the following criteria do not have to send their information to OSHA. Remember, these criteria apply at the establishment level, not to the firm as a whole:
- Establishments with peak employment during 2020 calendar year was 19 or fewer, regardless of the establishment’s industry
- The establishment’s industry is on this list, regardless of the size of the establishment
- The establishment had a peak employment between 20 and 249 employees during 2020 calendar year and your establishment’s industry is not on this list.