The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has added a new statement to its website to communicate that they are not accepting electronic submissions of 300 logs at this time, and intends to propose extending the July 1, 2017 deadline.As we quickly move into February, just a reminder that employers are required by law to post the OSHA 300A in a conspicuous place, February 1 through April 30.
The OSHA 300A summarizes the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred during 2017, and were logged on your OSHA 300 log. The summary is required to 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 OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping and posting requirements. Certain previously exempt industries are now covered. Lists of both exempt and newly covered industries are available on OSHA’s website. OSHA can issue an other-than-serious citation for failure to follow the posting and reporting rules related to Form 300A. The maximum fine can be as high as $12,934.