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OSHA 300

Time to post your OSHA 300 information

OSHA requires most employers to maintain records of work-related injuries and illnesses from the previous calendar year. These records should be noted on the various OSHA 300 forms.

OSHA Requires:

  • Keep a log on the OSHA 300 form
  • Record each individual case on the 301 form
  • Summarize the incidents on the 300a form
  • A company executive must certify and sign the annual summary.

The OSHA 300a summary form must be posted for all employees to see from February 1 to April 30.

Exempt Industries

Some types of companies are exempt from recordkeeping EXEMPT INDUSTRIES. OSHA Recordables and Workers’ Compensation. The incidents recorded on your MSF loss runs are not necessarily the same ones you must record on your OSHA log. Please view OSHA’s Recordkeeping Page for more information.

  • For example, an employee goes to a clinic for work related diagnostic reasons, such as an x-ray. This activity would be on your MSF loss run, but not an OSHA recordable.
  • Also, a first aid case maybe on your loss run, but it may not necessarily need to be listed on your OSHA log.
  • First-aid treatments are not required to be OSHA recorded. Below is OSHA’s defined list of what is first aid.

For the purposes of Part 1904 Recordkeeping, “first aid” means the following:1904.7(b)(5)(ii)(A)

  • Use of a nonprescription medication at nonprescription strength
  • A tetanus immunization shot
  • Cleaning, flushing or soaking surface wounds
  • Use of wound coverings, such as bandages, Band-Aids ®, gauze pads, etc.
  • Use of hot or cold therapy
  • Use of any non-rigid support, such as elastic bandages, wraps, non-rigid back belts, etc.
  • Use of temporary immobilization devices while transporting an accident victim…splints, slings, neck collars, back boards, etc.
  • Drilling of a fingernail or toenail to relieve pressure, or draining fluid from a blister
  • Use of eye patches
  • Removal of foreign bodies from the eye using only irrigation or a cotton swab
  • Removal of splinters or foreign material from areas other than the eye by irrigation, tweezers, cotton swabs or other simple means
  • Use of finger guards
  • Drinking fluids to relieve heat stress

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