OSHA Update: Employers Must Post Injury/Illness Summaries Beginning Feb. 1, 2008

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today reminded employers that beginning Feb. 1, 2008, they must post a summary of the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred during 2007. Employers are required to post OSHA Form 300A (summary). The 2007 summary must be posted from Feb. 1 to April 30, 2008.

According to the OSHA website, the summary must include the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2007 and were logged on the OSHA Form 300. To assist in calculating incidence rates, information about the annual average number of employees and total hours worked during the calendar year is also required. If a company recorded no injuries or illnesses in 2007, the employer must enter “zero” on the total line. The form must be signed and certified by a company executive. Form 300A should be displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted.

Employers with 10 or fewer employees and employers in certain industries are normally exempt from federal OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping and posting requirements.

The actual form to be posted can be found on OSHA’s website at www.osha.gov. If you are unsure about whether your compliance is mandatory, please consult the OSHA website at for more information. Or, if you would like to speak with one of our firm’s experienced employment attorneys, please call us at 412.261.1600.

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