Annual Injury & Illness Recordkeeping Deadlines Approaching 3/2/2020
Important Reminders for U.S. Employers:
Unless classified as partially exempt, all employers with more than 10 employees must keep OSHA Injury & Illness Records;
OSHA 300, 301, and 300A Summary forms must be retained for 5 years;
300A Summary form must be posted Feb 1 - April 30;
Qualifying employers must electronically submit their 300A Summary form to OSHA before the March 2, 2020 deadline;
Recordable incidents include death, days away from work, restricted work or job transfer, medical treatment beyond first aid, loss of consciousness, and significant injury/illness diagnosed by a physician or other licensed healthcare professional;
Workers Compensation data can assist with recordkeeping but it is not the same as OSHA Injury & Illness Records and is not sufficient for compliance.
For employers operating in Canada:
Employers must promptly report workplace injury/illnesses to the provincial safety board - generally within 24-76 hours.
Doctors, hospitals, and first aid providers are required to report all workplace related injury/illnesses to the provincial safety board. Such reports should match injury/illness records submitted by the employer.
Failure to promptly report can result in fines levied against the workplace.
If you need assistance or clarification regarding recordkeeping and incident reporting or please contact us at ASW Global Consulting. Cheers! -Lauren