OSHA Reinforces Employer Recordkeeping Requirements
OSHA reminds employers to review their OSHA 300 log for accuracy and completeness and to prepare an annual summary of the OSHA 300 log using the OSHA 300-A form or an equivalent.
The summary must be certified for accuracy and completeness by the appropriate company executive, usually the company’s highest ranking official.
OSHA’s Form 300-A is where employers record all reportable injuries and illnesses that happen in the workplace—where and when they occur, the nature of the case, the name and title of the affected employee, and, if applicable, the number of days away from work or restricted to light duty.
Employers are required to submit their 2020 Form 300-A by March 2, 2021.
Employers must complete the form even if there are no recordable cases for the year.
Employers should also determine if the case of any employee who tests positive for COVID-19 is work related.
If a COVID case is work related, employers must treat it as a recordable instance if any of these criteria are met: death, missed workdays, restricted work or transfer to another job, medical treatment beyond first aid, loss of consciousness, or diagnosis of a significant injury or illness by a healthcare professional.
Here is detailed guidance on OSHA recordkeeping rules.
For more information, contact CBIA’s Phillip Montgomery at 860.244.1982.
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