It’s time to tally your 2019 OSHA 300 Log and complete the 300A Summary information. March 2, 2020 is the deadline for electronically reporting your OSHA Form 300A data for calendar year 2019. You can submit beginning January 2, 2020. Not every company has to submit electronically; actually, only a small percentage do. Establishments that meet any of the following criteria DONOT have to send the 300A information to OSHA,
- The establishment’s peak employment during the previous calendar year was 19 or fewer, regardless of the establishment’s industry.
- The establishment’s industry is on this list, regardless of the size of the establishment.
- The establishment had a peak employment between 20 and 249 employees during the previous calendar year AND the establishment’s industry is not on this list.
Additional tracking information is available at this site.
All other companies that are required to comply with the OSHA Recordkeeping Standard must still complete the 300A Summary based on the 300 Log information, have the document reviewed and signed by the highest level executive onsite, and post the signed form in a prominent employee area from February 1 through May 1, 2020. Both the 300A and 300 Log must be maintained for 5 additional years, for example, the 2019 documents must be maintained through 2024.
There are additional reporting requirements for certain incidents regardless of whether or not your company must comply with the Recordkeeping Standard. These include,
- A work-related fatality, must be reported to OSHA within 8-hours after the death of any employee
- In-patient hospitalization of one or more employees or an employee’s amputation or an employee’s loss of an eye, as a result of a work-related incident, must be reported to OSHA within 24-hours.
If these traumatic events are caused by a public transportation incident or motor vehicle accident on a public road, they do not need to be reported.
Hopefully you will never need to; however, any one of the following methods can be used to report:
- By telephone or in person to the OSHA Area Office that is nearest to the site of the incident.
- By telephone to the OSHA toll-free central telephone number, 1-800-321-OSHA (1-800-321-6742).
- By electronic submission using the reporting application located on OSHA’s public Web site at www.osha.gov.
Additional reporting information can be found at this site. We are also happy to answer your recordkeeping questions.