What is an OSHA 300A log?

Posted by admin on January 2, 2018

The OSHA 300A log is an annual summary of all OSHA recordable incidents at each business location. The OSHA 300A log of the previous year's incidents must be posted for employees to view at each jobsite from February 1 to April 30.

 What information must be recorded on the 300A log?

OSHA requires specific information be provided to employees on this log, including the total number of OSHA recordable incidents, total number of hours worked, total number of missed and restricted days, injury and illness types, and identifying company data.

What employers must maintain and post a 300A log?

Employers with more than 11 employees who are not in partially-exempt industries are required to keep OSHA recordkeeping logs to track information on recordable injuries and illnesses. Unsure of whether your industry is required to complete OSHA recordkeeping? The full list of partially exempt industries can be found in Appendix A to 29 CFR 1904.
Remember! Even locations that do not have any OSHA recordable incidents are still required to post their OSHA 300A logs.


man reading about OSHA's recent recordkeeping final ruling

What data do I need to electronically submit to OSHA in 2018?

In May of 2016, OSHA issued a final rule “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” to revise its recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses regulation.

This ruling, which became effective on January 1, 2017, requires establishments with 250 or more employees, as well as establishments with 20 or more employees in high risk industries, to electronically submit their Form 300A data to OSHA on an annual basis using the agency’s Injury Tracking Application (ITA).

Employers can now begin to electronically report their Calendar Year (CY) 2017 Form 300A data to OSHA. All covered establishments must submit the information by July 1, 2018.

Initially, the final rule would also have required establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit additional injury and illness data from Forms 300 and 301 by this July 1 deadline.

However, employers should be aware that OSHA is not accepting 2017 Form 300 and 301 information at this time. OSHA announced that it will issue a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to reconsider, revise, or remove provisions of the “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” final rule, including the collection of the Forms 300/301 data. The Agency is currently drafting that NPRM and will seek comment on those provisions.

As it stands, establishments should only expect to submit data from their 2017 Form 300A by the upcoming July 1 deadline.

Need help with your recordkeeping?

IndustrySafe Safety Software automatically calculates total hours worked, total missed and restricted days for each location. Safety managers can easily generate 300A logs for both single and multiple locations from IndustrySafe. In addition, EHS professionals can also use IndustrySafe to generate 300A logs in a CSV file format, compatible with OSHA's electronic submission requirements.

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