ENGAGE PEO: Safety First: OSHA Reporting Requirements

Engage PEO issued the following announcement on Jan. 11.

Each year, employers must complete and post the OSHA Summary Page Form 300A, even if no work-related injuries or illnesses occurred during the year. This form must be posted by employers between February 1 and April 30.

Employers with 10 or fewer employees, and employers in certain industries are normally exempt from federal OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping and posting requirements. A complete list of exempt industries in the retail, services, finance, insurance and real estate sectors can be found on the Department of Labor (DOL) website.

Employers that are not exempt should complete their Form 300A, confirm it is accurate and sign and post it at their workplace locations by February 1 through April 30, 2019.

Certain employers also are now required to electronically submit their OSHA Form 300A data annually by March 2. The intent is to improve worker safety across the country by making this information publicly available.

Employers required to comply:

Employers with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records

Establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain high-risk industries

Establishments listed on the Department of Labor site, here.

OSHA created a secure website for injury and illness reporting: The Injury Tracking Application (ITA) (www.osha.gov/injuryreporting/ita/). Employers must first create an account with OSHA then submit the 2018 OSHA FORM 300A data.

Ensuring OSHA reporting and compliance is an essential part of building a culture of safety in the workplace. Make sure your organization has the people and processes in place to make safety a priority every single day.

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