The OSHA Form 300A, which summarizes the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses logged during 2015, must be posted between Feb. 1 and April 30, 2016. This form should be displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted.
Employers with 10 or fewer employees and employers in specific low-hazard industries are normally exempt from federal OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping and posting requirements. Due to changes in OSHA’s recordkeeping requirements that went into effect Jan. 1, 2015, certain previously exempt industries are now covered.
Lists of both exempt and newly covered industries are available on OSHA’s website. Visit OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rule webpage for more information on recordkeeping requirements.
In addition to the 300A postings, we suggest employers prepare ahead of time for mandates and reporting requirements for 2016. The better you plan ahead, the fewer surprises there will be.
Some things to do before the end of this month (if you have not done so already):
- Check to see when your mandatory annual or refresher trainings will come due during the year. Start scheduling these on calendars for workers and supervisors.
- Schedule any required procedure or program reviews, such as your BBP, or lockout/tagout procedures.
- Make plans for any medical evaluation or fit testing that will come due during the year. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires fit tests annually for respiratory protection.
- Schedule any equipment inspections or maintenance that is required annually, such as those for portable fire extinguishers.
If your company requires assistance with OSHA log management and reporting or assistance in additional areas, Alternative HR will work with your team to customize a WC risk management program that provides you with real-world solutions. Call Alternative HR today to schedule a consultation. 717-855-5589