OSHA Recordkeeping Update

1.  Contact OSHA within 8 hours of a work related fatality.
2. Contact OSHA within 24 hours of a work related in-patient hospitalization, amputation or loss of eye.
Situations that do not require you to contact OSHA under the serious injury rule:
Serious Injury resulting from a motor vehicle accident on a public street or highway (except in a construction work zone); Occurred on a commercial or public transportation system, such as airplane or bus; Involved hospitalization for diagnostic testing or observation only.
A. OSHA 300 log entry must be completed within 7 days of injury/illness
B. OSHA 301 can be replaced with a copy of the workers compensation first report of injury.
C. OSHA 300a must be posted for all employees to view from Feb 1 to April 30th of each year.
Only employers listed in the “Partially Exempt Industries” list would be exempt from this portion of the recordkeeping regulation (See Partially Exempt Industry list).
20 to 249 employees per Establishment in High Risk Industries.
The high risk industry list includes construction, manufacturing, utilities, department stores, general merchandise stores, general freight trucking, warehouse and storage, waste management services, and other high risk industries.Complete list of OSHA’s high risk industries can be found on OSHA.gov

2016 data in Form 300A must be submitted by December 31, 2017. 

Click here for OSHA’s Electronic Filing System.

Employers with 250 or more employees must electronically file form 300A, 300, and 301 with 2016 data which must be submitted by December 15, 2017. 

All electronic filing must be submitted to OSHA annually.

Click here for OSHA’s Electronic Filing System.

For more information call 1-800-523-5516

Workers’ Comp Accident Investigation

Accident investigations are a critical part of your safety procedures and Workers’Compensation program.

An in-house accident investigation will provide the following benefits:

  • Secure witness and injured worker statements.
  • Provides evidence against fraudulent or denied claims.
  • Preserves the accident scene at the time of the loss.
  • Obtains valuable information for any 3rd party recovery efforts.
  • Provide trend information for identifying problem areas.
  • Document corrective action taken to prevent future accidents.

Download Documents

In the following links you can find a complete Workers’ Comp Accident Investigation presentation and forms that can help you to provide a safe work environment, prevent accidents, decrease your workers’ comp premium, and comply with OSHA standards.