OSHA Recordkeeping: Posting the Annual Summary

For employers required to comply with OSHA recordkeeping standards, the annual Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (OSHA Form 300A) for 2010 must be completed and then posted at each establishment from February 1, 2011 through April 30, 2011.

 
An employer is required to keep records for the current calendar year if the employer is in a non-exempt industry and employed more than 10 employees at any time during the previous calendar year. Click here to determine those employers who are not required to keep OSHA injury and illness records based on industry type (SIC code).
 
The annual summary is completed by first reviewing the OSHA Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (OSHA Form 300) for the relevant establishment and determining whether it is accurate and complete. The information from the log (OSHA Form 300) will be used in completing the annual summary (OSHA Form 300A), along with general information and employment information about that establishment. Once the annual summary is complete, the person or persons who prepared the log and summary and a company executive must certify the trueness and completeness of the log and summary. The summary must then be posted from February 1, 2011 through April 30, 2011 in a conspicuous place where notices are customarily posted. Click here to access the recordkeeping forms.