Employers with more than 10 employees are required to meet OSHA Record Keeping and Reporting rules (unless your business type is exempt )

OSHA Form 300 is required to posted by February 1st. You can download a copy of the rules here or a copy of the form is also available as a PDF. Certain forms can be submitted by employers electronically.

This information helps employers, workers and OSHA evaluate the safety of a workplace, understand industry hazards, and implement worker protections to reduce and eliminate hazards –preventing future workplace injuries and illnesses.

Maintaining and Posting Records

The records must be maintained at the worksite for at least five years. Each February through April, employers must post a summary of the injuries and illnesses recorded the previous year. Also, if requested, copies of the records must be provided to current and former employees, or their representatives.

Severe Injury Reporting

Employers must report any worker fatality within 8 hours and any amputation, loss of an eye, or hospitalization of a worker within 24 hours.

These federal reporting requirements are over and above any state requirements or your duty to notify the state workers compensation fund or your insurance company’s workers compensation policy requirements.

Contact your Overmyer Hall Associated professional if you have any questions or concerns. We have resources available that may help.

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