Employers, it's that time of year again. February 1st marks the official deadline for you to tabulate and post your OSHA Log Summary. The OSHA Log Summary, also known as the OSHA Form 300A must be completed and posted in the area where employee notices usually reside.
On May 11, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published its rule on employers electronic reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses. This new rule became effective on August 10, 2016, however OSHA delayed its enforcement until November 1, 2016. Pursuant to this new rule, many employers will be required to submit their summary of injuries and illnesses electronically to OSHA. This new rule requires employers to make sure they have a reasonable procedure for employees to report their work-related injuries and illnesses.
Employers are required to expressly inform employees they have a right to report work-related injuries and illnesses, and inform employees they will not be discriminated against or retaliating against for making such reports. Employers will be required to prove the employees received their reasonable procedure for reporting work-related injuries and illnesses policies to employees, however formal training of this policy and procedure will not be required.