February marks the beginning of the three-month time period when businesses must post a summary of recordable injuries from their previous year’s OSHA 300 log.
Oregon OSHA rules require employers to post the OSHA 300A summary form (of 2011 occupational injuries and illnesses) no later than February 1 and keep it posted through April 30.
Employers must complete the OSHA 300A summary form, even if no work-related injuries or illnesses occurred during the year. However, most employers with 10 or fewer employees, as well as many businesses in certain industry classifications, are exempt from keeping Oregon OSHA injury and illness records. Review Oregon Administrative Rule 437-001-0700 Recordkeeping and Reporting for business exemption details.
Post only the summary
Employers are only required to post the OSHA 300A summary form, not the entire OSHA 300 log. The OSHA 300 log contains confidential information, such as names, which should not be posted. The summary is a one-page form with the title “OSHA Form 300A.”
The OSHA 300A summary must be displayed in a common area wherever notices to employees are usually posted. A copy of the summary must be made available to employees who move from worksite to worksite, such as construction employees and employees who do not report to any fixed establishment on a regular basis.
Complete instructions on how to complete these forms are available when you download the “OSHA Form 300A” and the “OSHA Form 300” log via the Oregon OSHA website.