Are employers required to post annual occupational injury and illness reports?
Yes, each year beginning in 2003, most employers with more than 10 employees must post a certified (by a corporate executive) copy of the OSHA 300A from February 1st through April 30th. Low-hazard industries such as retail, service, finance, insurance and real estate are exempt unless specifically asked by the government to keep and post the log.
These new rules went into effect January 1, 2002, and provide for new forms as indicated below. The forms may be obtained from the Cal/OSHA website, www.dir.ca.gov/dosh
Form 300: Injury and Illness Log
Form 301: Injury and Illness Incident Report*
Form 300A: Separate Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses
*The most recent version of the Employers Report of Injury obtained from the workers’ compensation insurance carrier may be used instead of form 301.