OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements for posting the Annual Summary of Work Related Injuries and Illnesses
At the end of every calendar year, all employers must complete OSHA’s Form 300A, the Annual Summary of Work‐Related Injuries and Illnesses. The log must be completed even if no work‐related injuries or illnesses occurred during the year. The law requires employers to post the Annual Summary from February 1 to April 30 of the year following the year covered by the report. It must be displayed in a conspicuous location where notices to employees are regularly posted. A company executive must certify that he or she has examined the OSHA Form 300A and reasonably believes, based on his or her knowledge of the process by which the information was recorded, that the Annual Summary is correct and complete. A copy of the Annual Summary must also be made available to employees who do not report to any fixed establishment on a regular basis. At the end of the three‐month posting period, the Annual Summary should be kept on file for five years. If any newly discovered, recordable incidents or changes in classification are noted, the log should be updated. Click here to get your online reports.