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OSHA Deadline Looms

Publisher: Day Pitney Alert
January 31, 2017
Day Pitney Author(s) Patrick J. McCarthy

All employers that are required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to maintain OSHA Form 300A must post the form by February 1. Employers that at any time in the past calendar year had 10 or more employees are required to complete and post OSHA Form 300A unless they belong to certain low-risk industries that are exempt. Examples of low-risk, exempt industries include clothing retail stores, publishers, banks and investment services. A full list of exempt industries can be found on the OSHA website.

OSHA Form 300A is a summary of all serious work-related illnesses and injuries suffered by employees in the previous year. Even if no incidents or injuries occurred in 2016, employers that meet the requirement must post the form. OSHA Form 300A must be posted in a visible location and must be displayed where notices to employees are commonly posted and must remain posted from February 1 through April 30.

OSHA Form 300A derives from information kept in the OSHA 300 Log. Employers should complete and post OSHA Form 300A by February 1. Employers should consult with counsel regarding any questions about how to comply with these requirements.

Staff Attorney Mary Pat Brogan contributed to this alert.

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