EHS QuickTakes: What Are The OSHA Recordkeeping Deadlines?
Posted on July 12, 2022 | in EHS
Designed to reduce the risk of workplace hazards and provide greater transparency of workplace injuries and illnesses, OSHA’s Recordkeeping Standard requires most businesses with more than 10 employees to track serious work-related injuries and illnesses and their causes, make these records available to their employees, and submit report information to OSHA when applicable.
The three key forms covered by the standard that you as an employer must use include: OSHA Form 301, this is an injury report form that captures specific incident details; OSHA Form 300, an incident documentation log; and OSHA Form 300A, is a summary of all the recordable incidents in each of your workplace locations.
The first Recordkeeping deadline occurs on February 1 of each year when you must post the completed Form 300A from the previous calendar year in a location visible to all your employees and keep it posted until April 30.
Under OSHA’s new electronic recordkeeping rule, some establishments must also now submit data from Form 300A using the agency’s Injury Tracking Application or ITA by March 2.
A good electronic EHS management solution will streamline the reporting process by enabling you to quickly generate accurate injury and illness summaries to post and submit to OSHA via the ITA.
While OSHA’s Recordkeeping Standard and deadlines might seem complicated, they serve a valuable role in helping you create a more sustainable EHS culture, better identify hazards, and reduce the risk of additional incidents from occurring.