It's again time to summarize your workplace injury and illness data on the OSHA Form 300-A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses and prepare to post February 1 thru April 30.
For a copy of OSHA's Form 300-A Summary of Work-Related Injury and Illnesses go to: http://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/new-osha300form1-1-04.pdf
For the WAC 296-27 Recordkeeping and Reporting Standard and the OSHA 300-A Recordkeeping Summary requirements go to:
There are four (4) requirements for posting the summary:
- You must review the OSHA 300 Log for completeness and accuracy. NOTE: (this is a great time to make necessary corrections on the 2009 Log or any other Log of the past five (5) years as required by the Regulation.)
- Fill out the 300-A Summary Form
- You must certify 300-A Summary
- You must post conspicuously the 300-A Summary 2/1/2010 thru 4/30/2010
I recommend adding an incident rate to the summary if your Company has multiple facilities or job sites. It is great for general knowledge and for a topic at a safety meeting. Employees should know where they are on the corporate playing field regarding injury and illness statistics.
Also keep in mind that you are required to:
- Provide an employee or former employee who worked at the facility (site) or their personal representative a copy of the OSHA 300 Log or 301 Incident Report by the end of the next business day. (Exceptions exist for "privacy concern cases")
- Record cases involving hearing loss resulting in Recordable Threshold Shifts as specified in the Standard's Non-Mandatory Appendix A--Age adjustment calculations for comparing audiograms for recording hearing loss
Lastly, remember that these OSHA Logs must be retained for a minimum of five (5) years.
Here is to a great New Year 2010,
Industrial Hygiene Consultant