OSHA Recordkeeping—Posting the Annual Summary
Employers subject to OSHA recordkeeping standards must complete and post the annual Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (OSHA Form 300A) for 2011 for each establishment from February 1 through April 30, 2012.
Employers are required to keep records for the current calendar year if they are in a nonexempt industry and employed more than 10 employees at any time during the previous calendar year. Click here to see employers who are not required to keep OSHA injury and illness records based on type of industry.
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 if it is accurate and complete. The information from the Log (OSHA Form 300) is used to complete the annual Summary (OSHA Form 300A), in addition to 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 that the Log and Summary are true and complete. The Summary must then be posted from February 1 through April 30, 2012 in a conspicuous place where notices are customarily posted.