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OSHA 300 Log Requirements

On February 1 of each year, employers who are required to keep OSHA 300 Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Logs must compile the information on the OSHA Form 300A or an equivalent and post it in a conspicuous place or places where notices to employees are customarily posted. This form must be posted from February 1 through April 30 of each year.

 

 

Do I Have To Maintain An OSHA 300 Log?

The OSHA 300 -- "Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses" -- is a record of every work-related injury or illness that involves a

- loss of consciousness
- restricted work activity or job transfer
- days away from work
- medical treatment beyond first aid
- significant work-related injuries or illnesses that are diagnosed by a licensed health care professional.
- Other work-related injuries or illnesses listed in the OSHA regulation

Usually, most businesses with ten or fewer employees do not have to keep an OSHA 300 log.

- (Exception: if WISHA, OSHA or the BLS has notified you in writing that you have to.)

Some businesses with more than ten employees are also exempt -- those specifically listed in WAC 296-27-00105 (1)(a) (260 KB PDF) as being in low hazard retail, service, finance, insurance or real estate industries.

If your company is not exempt, then you should obtain a copy of the OSHA 300 Recordkeeping Forms .

For more information vist www.osha.gov .

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