ATHENS, Pa. — Employers are reminded of their obligation to post a copy of OSHA’s Form 300A, which summarizes job-related injuries and illnesses logged during 2018. Each year, from Feb. 1 to April 30, the summary must be displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted. Businesses with 10 or fewer employees and those in certain low-hazard industries are exempt from OSHA recordkeeping and posting requirements. Visit OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rule webpage for more information on recordkeeping requirements.
OSHA Issues Final Rule to Protect Privacy of Workers
OSHA has issued a final rule that eliminates the requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to submit information electronically from OSHA forms 300 and 301 to OSHA each year. These establishments are still required to submit information electronically from OSHA Form 300A. The final rule helps avoid the risk of publicly disclosing sensitive employee information. The rule does not alter an employer’s duty to maintain the OSHA forms and employee records. The deadline for electronic submissions of 2018 data from the OSHA Form 300A is March 2, 2019. For more information, please read the news release.
The Final Rule also requires businesses with 20 or more employees in certain high hazard industries, including Agriculture (Farms and Ranches), to submit their OSHA Form 300A information to OSHA electronically by March 2, 2019. For more information on reporting your data you can visit: https://www.osha.gov/injuryreporting/index.html
Even though the deadline has passed, establishments can still electronically submit their 2018 OSHA 300A data until December 31, 2019.
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