February first is right around the corner, which means it's almost time to post your OSHA 300A log. This log summarizes all OSHA Recordable incidents that took place at each of your company's locations during the previous year. The log must be signed and certified by a company executive and then posted in a common area for employees to view from February first through April 30th.
Safety professionals should also be aware that earlier this year, OSHA released a final rule requiring certain employers to electronically submit recordkeeping data to OSHA each year. Then, OSHA will post this data on their website for the public to see after removing any personally identifying information.
This public disclosure is slated to urge companies to improve their workplace safety measures and serve as a valuable resource for employees, clients, researchers and the general public. Organizations impacted by this ruling will have to begin submitting their 2016 300A form data electronically to OSHA in July.
For more information about accurate recordkeeping in the workplace, contact IndustrySafe today.