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OSHA summary of job-related injuries & illnesses must be posted by February 1, 2020

Doug Beardsley
By Doug Beardsley  |  February 7, 2020  |  All providers




Employers with 11 or more employees are required to post a summary of the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2019. The posting deadline was February 1, 2020. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) requires that the summary (OSHA form 300A) be posted from February 1 to April 30, of each year. Employers with ten or fewer employees are exempt from federal OSHA injury and illness posting requirements.

Work-related injuries and illnesses that must be reported are those that occur in a work environment and results in one of the following conditions: a loss of consciousness, sick days, medical treatment beyond first aid, restricted work activities, a job transfer, or death. Other conditions that must be recorded are needle stick injuries or cuts from sharp objects, as well as sprain and strain injuries to muscles joints and connective tissue according to the OSHA form 300.

The OSHA Form 300A form must be displayed in a common area wherever notices to employees are usually posted. The summary must list the total numbers of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2019 and were logged on the OSHA 300 form. Employment information regarding annual average number of employees and total hours worked during the calendar year are also required to assist in calculating incidence rates.

Companies with no recordable injuries or illnesses in 2019 must post the form with zeros on the total lines. 

A company executive must certify that the summary is accurate. An employer must keep the OSHA’s log and summary for five years after the reported year. For example, 2019 must be retained through 2024.

In addition to the posting, the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule that eliminates the requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) and OSHA Form 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report) to OSHA each year. These establishments are still required to electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses). Establishments with 20-249 employees in certain designated industries (nursing facilities and assisted living included) are required to electronically submit information only from the OSHA Form 300A—the summary form.

Use the following resources for compliance with this OSHA requirement:


Doug Beardsley  |  Vice President of Member Services  |   dbeardsley@careproviders.org  |  952-851-2489

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