It is time for employers who are required to keep OSHA injury and illness records to post OSHA’s Form 300A. This form summarizes the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses logged during the year, and for 2015, the summary must be posted between February 1 and April 30, 2016, in a common area where other notices to employees are usually displayed.
Employers with 10 or fewer employees and establishments in specific low-hazard industries are generally exempt from OSHA’s recordkeeping and posting requirements. However, following the amendments to these requirements in January 2015, certain previously exempt industries are now covered. These include providers of individual and family services, community food, housing, emergency and other relief services, and those in the amusement and recreation industries.
All employers, including those partially exempted from OSHA’s recordkeeping requirements by reason of company size or industry classification, must report to OSHA any workplace incident resulting in a fatality, in-patient hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye.