The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers with more than 10 employees to keep a record of serious work-related injuries and illnesses. Minor injuries requiring first aid only do not need to be recorded.
All employers must maintain a Log 300 and post the summary page of last year’s logs. If you need help filling out your logs or need blank Log 300 forms for your company, you can get help here. The OSHA site also includes an explainer video to guide you through the process.
For compliance, you need to post this log between the months of February and April. Your log does not need to be posted all year long.
Additional OSHA Notes
- Provide a workplace free from serious recognized hazards and comply with standards, rules and regulations issued under the OSH Act
- Examine workplace conditions to make sure they conform to applicable OSHA standards
- Use color codes, posters, labels or signs to warn employees of potential hazards
- Do not discriminate against employees who exercise their rights under the Act. See the “Whistleblower Protection” page
- Employers must provide safety training in a language and vocabulary workers can understand
- Employers with hazardous chemicals in the workplace must develop and implement a written hazard communication program and train employees on the hazards they are exposed to and proper precautions (and a copy of safety data sheets must be readily available). See the OSHA page on Hazard Communication