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OSHA Injury Recordkeeping

What’s new: Sign, graphics and visual communication companies with 20 or more employees must keep records of injuries and submit those records to OSHA. OSHA has deemed manufacturing, including sign manufacturing, as an industry with higher requirements. Companies with 250-plus employees must submit OSHA Forms 300, 300A and 301. Manufacturers with 20-249 employees must submit form 300A only. The final rule also includes an ability for a worker to report injuries and illnesses without retaliation.

What it means: Employers already are required to collect this information when a worker is injured on the job. The new rule requires that data to be submitted to OSHA. OSHA will create a database of workplace injuries, allowing researchers to identify what causes workplace accidents, identify safety hazards before they become widespread and evaluate the effectiveness of accident prevention programs.

What’s ahead: The new requirements had phased-in data submissions beginning in 2017. They do not change an employers’ requirement to complete and maintain records of injury and illness under the Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses regulation.

Completing the forms: Learn more about the OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements and download the Forms


David Hickey
VP, Advocacy


OSHA’s Recordkeeping Requirements: Are you in Compliance? 

Under OSHA’s recordkeeping regulation, covered employers are required to prepare and maintain logs for work-related occupational injuries and illnesses as well fatalities, using the OSHA 300 log. In addition, on February 1 of each year, all covered employers must post their 300A summaries for three (3) months. This year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, OSHA has issued evolving guidance with new recordkeeping and reporting obligations. Many employers think their OSHA recordkeeping logs and procedures are fully compliant, only to learn after an OSHA inspection and, in some cases, hundreds of thousands of dollars in penalties, that they were not. With OSHA’s expanded view of recordkeeping, particularly applicable to the use of temporary employees, every employer who is inspected by OSHA can anticipate that the inspector will review all their 300 logs for the past five years as part of any inspection. This 90 minute webinar will: 1. Examine the many recordkeeping pitfalls that employers face, especially those with multiple locations and those using temporary employees; 2. Cover how to coordinate your injury and illness recordkeeping with other recordkeeping requirements and how employers can effectively use recordkeeping to improve their current safety and health management program; and 3. Explain the new recordkeeping and reporting obligations as a result of COVID-19.

  • Speaker: Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Attorney at Law, Fisher & Phillips, LLP
  • Price: $0.00 for ISA members; $15.00 for non-members

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Don’t Fall Behind! How to Comply with OSHA’s Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Standards  

Falls are the most common cause of serious workplace injuries. In an effort to better protect employees from slips, trips and falls and reduce hazards and injuries in the workplace or on the job OSHA has updated their standards for Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection to align general industry and construction. Like all federal regulations, there are potential penalties for non-compliance. Join ISA’s Kenny Peskin and OSHA staff to learn about the standards, how they can affect your business and how to get into compliance.

  • Speakers: Kenny Peskin, ISA; OSHA staff
  • Price: $0 for ISA members only

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