January Industry Highlight: OSHA 300A Submission

It’s that time of year again – time to post your annual summary of work-related injuries. The OSHA 300A must be posted each year from February 1 through April 30, even if there were no injuries. It must be posted in a visible and easily accessible area at each establishment.

Many employers in California must comply with the electronic submission of workplace injuries by March 2. These employers include:

  • Establishments with 250 or more employees unless specifically exempt by section 14300.2 of title 8 of the California Code of Regulations.
  • Establishments with 20 to 249 employees in the specific industries listed in Appendix H of Cal/OSHA’s regulations regarding occupational injury and illness records.
  • Establishments with 250 or more employees “in industries that must routinely keep OSHA injury and illness records.”

To be recordable, an illness must be work-related and result in one of the following:

  • Death
  • Days away from work
  • Restricted work or transfer to another job
  • Medical treatment beyond first aid
  • Loss of consciousness
  • A significant injury or illness diagnosed by a physician or other licensed healthcare professional.

Another confusing factor for employers is COVID-19 cases. Should those be recorded on the OSHA 300 Log? The illness must be recorded if:

  • The illness is work-related- the employee was exposed to the virus at work.
  • The illness resulted in death, days away from work, restricted work or transfer to another job, medical treatment beyond first aid was required, or loss of consciousness.

For questions or assistance with your OSHA log, contact your broker.