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OSHA POSTERS TO BE POSTED
It is that time of year. On February 1, 2014 all companies who are covered must post the OSHA Form 300A, which lists a summary of the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred during 2013. The form must be posted between Feb. 1 and April 30, 2014.
The summary must include the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2013 and were logged on OSHA Form 300, Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses. To assist in calculating incidence rates, information about the annual average number of employees and total hours worked during the calendar year is also required. If a company recorded no injuries or illnesses in 2013, the employer must enter “zero” on the total line. The form must be signed and certified by a company executive.
FORM 300A SHOULD BE DISPLAYED IN A COMMON AREA WHERE NOTICES TO EMPLOYEES ARE USUALLY POSTED.
Employers with 10 or fewer employees and employers in certain industries are normally exempt from federal OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping and posting requirements. A complete list of exempt industries in the retail, services, finance, insurance and real estate sectors can be found at http://s.dol.gov/YP . Some of you may not have to post but many of you will.
Here is a link to the form and/or spreadsheet to use. There are instructions included. https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/RKforms.html