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Is your OSHA Form 300A ready?



Summary of work-related injuries and illnesses due to OSHA by February 1

OSHA requires employers to file electronically and post a copy of Form 300A which summarizes job related injuries and illnesses logged during the previous calendar year. Form 300A must be posted from February 1st to April 30th in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted.

Businesses with 10 or fewer employees and those in certain low-hazard industries are exempt from OSHA recordkeeping [OSHA Forms 300, 300A and 301] and Form 300A posting requirements. Current and former employees, or their representatives, have the right to access injury and illness records. Employers must give the requester a copy of the relevant record(s) by the end of the next business day.

OSHA's definition of work-related injuries, illnesses and fatalities are those in which an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the condition. In addition, if an event or exposure in the work environment significantly aggravated a pre-existing injury or illness, this is also considered work-related.

If a work-related injury or illness results in medical treatment beyond first aid, you must record it on the OSHA300 log. Required information includes:

  • Completion of both the 300 and 300A
  • Verify that you've classified each case only once on both forms.
    • A case that has one day away and several days restricted would be classified as days away
      from work, not both. Each case is classified only once, and it is classified as the most serious.
    • The other recordable case is a case that does not have days away or job transfer or
      restriction. The case is recordable because it is beyond first aid.
  • Verify that the total number of cases equals the total number of injuries and illnesses; otherwise,
    you will receive an error message and will not be able to submit.

For more information, please contact Craig Lanken at 330.472.1656 or or Andy Sawan at 330.819.4728 or Sedgwick is the administrator of OWMA's Workers' Compensation Group Rating Program. 

Additional Information:

OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements

Recordkeeping forms 300, 300A, 301, and additional instructions.

Read the full OSHA Recordkeeping regulation (29 CFR 1904).

File electronically here - ITA launch page 

All employers are required to report to OSHA any workplace incident that results in a fatality, in-patient hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye.  OSHA Severe Injury Reporting Link


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