What is an OSHA 300A log?

The OSHA 300A log is an annual summary of all OSHA recordable incidents at each business location. The OSHA 300A log of the previous year’s incidents must be posted for employees to view at each jobsite from February 1 to April 30.


What information must be recorded on the 300A log?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires specific information be provided to employees on this log, including the total number of OSHA recordable incidents, total number of hours worked, total number of missed and restricted days, injury and illness types and identifying company data.


What employers must maintain and post a 300A log?

Employers with more than 11 employees who are not in partially-exempt industries are required to keep OSHA recordkeeping logs to track information on recordable injuries and illnesses. Unsure of whether your industry is required to complete OSHA recordkeeping? The full list of partially exempt industries can be found in Appendix A to 29 CFR 1904.
Remember! Even locations that do not have any OSHA recordable incidents are still required to post their OSHA 300A logs.


What data do I need to electronically submit to OSHA in 2018?

man reading about OSHA's recent recordkeeping final ruling

Employers can now begin to electronically report their Calendar Year (CY) 2017 Form 300A data to OSHA. All covered establishments must submit the information by July 1, 2018.

Employers should also be aware that OSHA is not accepting 2017 Form 300 and 301 information at this time. OSHA announced that it will issue a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to reconsider, revise, or remove provisions of the “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” final rule, including the collection of the Forms 300/301 data. The Agency is currently drafting that NPRM and will seek comment on those provisions.

After exploring all that the application has to offer, we want to share our findings and lessons learned with you to help your organization comply with this final rule.


Need help with your recordkeeping?

IndustrySafe Safety Software automatically calculates total hours worked, total missed and restricted days for each location. Safety managers can easily generate 300A logs for both single and multiple locations from IndustrySafe. In addition, EHS professionals can also use IndustrySafe to generate 300A logs in a CSV file format, compatible with OSHA’s electronic submission requirements.

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