OSHA 300 logs must be completed and the summaries posted by Feb 1. Here are a few pointers:
- If you had ten or more employees at any time during the year, complete the log.
- Record only cases where the employee received medical treatment. That definition goes beyond just seeing a doctor.
- OSHA lists specifically what is considered first aid only and not required to be on the log.
- An injury may be covered under workers’ comp, but not get recorded on the log.
- Count calendar days for days away from work or on job restrictions. Even if the employee was away only over the weekend and a holiday, it may still get counted. There are a lot of specific circumstances. We covered these in more detail in our newsletters.
- Only the summary gets posted, not the actual log with names and details on it.
- Make sure a company owner or top executive signs the log before posting it.
The forms can be found on OSHA’s website under recordkeeping forms: