OSHA 300 Log Posting Requirements

On February 1, 2015, employers who are required to keep Injury and Illness records must complete and post their OSHA 300A Annual Summary form for each of their establishments.  The OSHA 300A must be posted from February 1 – April 30, 2015.

In order to complete and post the OSHA 300A, the employer must first review the entries made on their OSHA 300 Log during the course of 2014.  Then a company executive must sign the OSHA 300A Summary, certifying that they have examined both the OSHA 300 Log and the OSHA 300A and they believe, based on their knowledge of the process by which the information was recorded, that the annual summary is correct and complete.

 According to OSHA’s injury and illness recordkeeping standard (29 CFR 1904), a company executive who certifies must be one of the following persons:

  1. An owner of the company (only if the company is a sole proprietorship or partnership);
  2. An officer of the corporation;
  3. The highest ranking company official working at the establishment; or
  4. The immediate supervisor of the highest ranking company official working at the establishment.

 The employer must post a copy of the annual summary in each of their establishments in a conspicuous place or places where notices to employees are customarily posted. (Note: The OSHA 300 Log is not to be posted, only the OSHA 300A Annual Summary.)  Employers must ensure that the posted annual summary is not altered, defaced, or covered by other material.

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