Reminder to Post OSHA 300A Annual Summary
At the end of each calendar year, all covered employers must review their OSHA 300 Logs (or equivalent form) to ensure that they are complete and accurate and must correct any deficiencies. A separate OSHA 300 Log must be completed for each of your establishments. At the end of each calendar year, all covered employers must also create an annual summary of the injuries and illnesses using the OSHA Form 300A Summary or equivalent form. The OSHA 300A Summary must be signed by a company executive. A "company executive" is defined as: 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 OSHA 300A Summary must be posted no later than February 1, 2019 and must remain posted until April 30, 2019. Employers must create and post the OSHA Form 300A Summary even if there were no recordable injuries. This posting requirement is separate from the requirement to electronically submit OSHA Form 300A data to OSHA under the electronic reporting rule.
Beginning in 2019, the deadline for employers to electronically submit OSHA Form 300A injury and illness data to OSHA will be moved up from July 1 to March 2. The OSHA Injury Tracking Application ("ITA") currently is accepting Calendar Year 2018 OSHA Form 300A data. The deadline for covered employers to electronically submit the OSHA Form 300A data is March 2, 2019. The OSHA ITA and additional information regarding the electronic reporting requirement are available at: https://www.osha.gov/injuryreporting/index.html.