Greater Hamilton Safety Council
400 N Erie Blvd.
Hamilton, OH 45011
Phone: (513) 896-5333
Fax: (513) 896-5334
Q. What are the posting requirements for the OSHA 300A Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses?
|A. Post the completed log in a conspicuous location from February 1 through April 30.
|Q. How do you handle a case when a physician or other licensed health-care professional recommends that the worker return to work, but the employee stays at home anyway?
|A. You must end the count of days away from work on the date the medical professional recommends that the employee return to work.
|Q. Must all employees adhere to the record-keeping requirements?
|A. Employers having less than 10 employees, or who are in low-hazard industries, such as retail, finance, insurance or real estate are exempted.
|Q. How do you count weekends, holidays and other days the employee would not have worked anyway?
|A. You must count the number of calendar days the employee was unable to work because of the injury or illness, regardless of whether or not the employee was scheduled to work on those days.
|Q. How do you record a case, if it occurs in one year, but results in days away during the next calendar year?
|A. Record the injury or illness in the year it occurs. You must enter the number of days away from work for the injury or illness on the OSHA 300 Log for the year in which the injury or illness occurred. If the employee is still away from work because of the injury or illness when you prepare the annual summary (300A), estimate the total number of calendar days you expect the employee to be away. Update the previous year’s 300 Log when the final number of days is known.