Monday, February 04, 2013

OSHA 300A Posting Required On Feb.1

Hopefully, you remembered to post your Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 300A form on February 1, 2013.  As required by OSHA, the 300A form is the summary of the OSHA 300 form which is the log of injuries and illnesses your company had over the past year.  If your looking for the forms follow this link: http://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/new-osha300form1-1-04.pdf.  The form is required to be posted from February 1 to April 30, 2013.  If you have 10 or fewer employees this regulation does not apply to your business.

Proper Scaffold Construction in Ithaca, NY
 The following is posted on the OSHA website:

What is recordable under OSHA's Recordkeeping Regulation?
  • Covered employers must record all work-related fatalities.
  • Covered employers must record all work-related injuries and illnesses that result in days away from work, restricted work or transfer to another job, loss of consciousness or medical treatment beyond first aid (see OSHA's definition of first aid below).
  • In addition, employers must record significant work-related injuries or illnesses diagnoses by a physician or other licensed health care professional, even if it does not result in death, days away from work, restricted work or job transfer, medical treatment beyond first aid, or loss of consciousness.
  • Injuries include cases such as, but not limited to, a cut, fracture, sprain, or amputation.
  • Illnesses include both acute and chronic illnesses, such as, but not limited to, a skin disease (i.e. contact dermatitis), respiratory disorder (i.e. occupational asthma, pneumoconiosis), or poisoning (i.e. lead poisoning, solvent intoxication).
  • OSHA's definition of work-related injuries, illnesses and fatalities are those in which an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the condition. In addition, if an event or exposure in the work environment significantly aggravated a pre-existing injury or illness, this is also considered work-related.
  • For further questions or clarifications, take advantage of the additional resources on this page (under "In Focus") or call 1-800-321-OSHA (6742).
4,609 workers died on the job in 2011 (as per OSHA website).
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