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OSHA Final Rule on Electronic Reporting of Injury and Illness Data

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Last month, the U.S .Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released the following statement:

“To protect worker privacy, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is amending the recordkeeping regulation by rescinding the requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information from OSHA Forms 300 and 301. These establishments will continue to be required to maintain those records on-site, and OSHA will continue to obtain them as needed through inspections and enforcement actions. In addition to reporting required after severe injuries, establishments will continue to submit information from their Form 300A. Such submissions provide OSHA with ample data that it will continue seeking to fully utilize. In addition, OSHA is amending the recordkeeping regulation to require covered employers to submit their Employer Identification Number electronically along with their injury and illness data submission, which will facilitate use of the data and may help reduce duplicative employer reporting. Nothing in the final rule revokes an employer's duty to maintain OSHA Forms 300 and 301 for OSHA inspection. These actions together will allow OSHA to improve enforcement targeting and compliance assistance, decrease burden on employers, and protect worker privacy and safety.

By preventing routine government collection of information that may be quite sensitive, including descriptions of workers’ injuries and body parts affected, OSHA is avoiding the risk that such information might be publicly disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This rule will better protect personally identifiable information or data that could be re-identified with a particular worker by removing the requirement for covered employers to submit their information from Forms 300 and 301. The final rule does not alter an employer’s duty to maintain OSHA Forms 300 and 301 on-site, and OSHA will continue to obtain these forms as needed through inspections and enforcement actions."

The rule is only applicable to employers with 250 or more employees and only applies to the information gathered and recorded on the 300 log and the 301 form (Illness and Injury Incident Form) that accompanies each entry on the log.

This rule became effective on February 25, 2019. For more information or to determine whether this rule applies to you, call Margret Meade at 515.210.6617 or email her at mmeade@iamu.org.

Tags:  OSHA  OSHA 300  OSHA 301 

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OSHA 300 Log Posting Dates

Posted By IAMU, Tuesday, February 5, 2019

IAMU members should note that the annual deadline for posting the OSHA 300A injury summary is February 1, 2019. All incidents of work-related injuries and illnesses must also be logged within seven days (Form 300) and detailed injury and illness reports for each entry (Form 301) must also be completed.

If there are more than 10 employees at any time during that calendar year, the employer may come under these requirements. When counting employees, you must include full-time, part-time, temporary, and seasonal workers. This exemption is based on the employment of the entire city rather than the establishment. For example, if a city has two establishments such as water and public works, one with five employees and one with seven employees, the city must fill out the forms for each establishment because the city employment is greater than 10.

The summary should contain the total numbers of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2018 that were logged on the OSHA 300 form. Employment information regarding the annual average number of employees and total hours worked during the calendar year is needed to calculate incidence rates.

Even if there were no recordable injuries or illnesses in 2018, you are still required to post the form with zeros on the total line. The 300A summary must remain posted until April 30, 2019.

You may download forms 300, 300A, 301 from OSHA’s Injury & Illness Recordkeeping Forms Web page or contact IAMU at 800-810-4268.

Tags:  OSHA 300  Safety 

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OSHA 300 Log Illness & Injury Recordkeeping & Reporting Webinar

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Still wondering if you are correctly entering illness, or injury information on your company’s OSHA log?  Are you confident of when to record and when not to record?  This webinar will explain the regulatory requirements of OSHA’s illness and injury recording and reporting standard.  Attendees will be able to assess injuries, or illnesses, and determine whether or not it meets the 3 elements that make a case recordable.  The webinar will also cover the criteria of a new case and when to keep a case open and what to do when the case is completed.

 

Discussion will include first aid, employee involvement in your reporting system, and how to inform employees of their right to report work-related injuries, or illnesses, free from retaliation.  The webinar will also include electronic reporting requirements, applicability, and updates to the standard.  Attendees will also learn how to complete the OSHA 300, 301, and 300A forms and whose signature must be on the annual summary.

 

Webinar Availability:

This is a pre-recorded webinar.  It will be available for purchase from the IAMU Online Store from 12/20/18 to 2/28/19.  The Online Store link will appear on the IAMU website under Resources once you are logged into your member account.  Webinar link will be sent upon purchase.

 

Cost:

$40 for IAMU members

 

Questions?

Contact Margret Meade (mmeade@iamu.org), or Larry Banwart (lbanwart@iamu.org) at (800) 810-4268.

Tags:  OSHA 300 

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OSHA 300 Log Posting Dates

Posted By IAMU, Tuesday, January 16, 2018

IAMU members should note that the annual deadline for posting the OSHA 300A injury summary is February 1, 2018. All incidents of work-related injuries and illnesses must also be logged within seven days (Form 300) and detailed injury and illness reports for each entry (Form 301) must also be completed.

If there are more than 10 employees at any time during that calendar year, the employer may come under these requirements. When counting employees, you must include full-time, part-time, temporary, and seasonal workers. This exemption is based on the employment of the entire city rather than the establishment. For example, if a city has two establishments like water and public works, one with five employees and one with seven employees, the city must fill out the forms for each establishment because the city employment is greater than 10.

The summary should contain the total numbers of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2017 that were logged on the OSHA 300 form. Employment information regarding the annual average number of employees and total hours worked during the calendar year is needed to calculate incidence rates.

Even if there were no recordable injuries or illnesses in 2017, you are still required to post the form with zeros on the total line. The 300A summary must remain posted until April 30, 2018.

You may download forms 300, 300A, 301 from OSHA’s Injury & Illness Recordkeeping Forms Web page here or contact IAMU at 800-810-4268.

Tags:  OSHA  OSHA 300  Regulatory  Safety 

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OSHA 300 Recordkeeping Webinar - October 31st

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Please join us for an OSHA 300 Recordkeeping Webinar on October 31st.

This workshop explains the regulatory requirements of OSHA’s recordkeeping standard; Part 1904 - Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. Class attendees will learn which types of injuries and illnesses are recordable, how to make entries on the OSHA 300 recordkeeping forms and how to complete the annual summary form.

Who Should Attend?
Those responsible for, or who have been given the task of, documenting work-related illnesses or injuries. The recordkeeping standard applies to those cities with 10 or more employees throughout the year (include full and part-time employees in the count) while the reporting standard applies to all cities.

To register, please click here.

Tags:  OSHA  OSHA 300  Safety Services  Webinar 

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