Employers must post OSHA 300A February 1
As a reminder, many employers must summarize the OSHA 300 Log information on the 300A summary form, and certify the summary (a company executive must sign the certification). This information must then be posted for three months in a common area of the workplace, from February 1 to April 30. Employers must keep the records for five years following the calendar year covered by them, and if the employer sells the business, he or she must transfer the records to the new owner. For a copy of the form, click here.
There are exemptions. If you had 10 or fewer employees during all of calendar year 2008 or your business is classified in a specific low-hazard retail, service, finance, insurance, or real estate industry, you do not have to keep injury and illness records unless the Bureau of Labor Statistics or OSHA informs you in writing that you must do so.
However, all employers covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (P.L. 91-596) must report to OSHA any workplace incident resulting in a fatality or the in-patient hospitalization of three or more employees within eight hours.