OSHA Form 300A Submission Requirements
Deadlines and Criteria for Your Submission
The new year has arrived and is in full swing! Before we officially kiss 2019 goodbye don’t forget to submit your OSHA electronic reporting. March 2, 2020 is the deadline for electronically reporting your OSHA Form 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) data for calendar year 2019.
Wait, what’s the OSHA Form 300A again? OSHA Form 300A is used to summarize the recordable injuries and illnesses for the previous year. It includes the types of injuries and illnesses that occurred, and the number of work days that were lost or restricted. Form 300A is different from the Form 300 as it will ask for additional information about the company including the average number of employees and total hours worked by all employees.
Form 300A is required to be posted from February 1 through April 30 each year. If no recordable incidents or illnesses occurred during the previous year, the form must still be completed and posted reflecting zero recordable cases. The information in Form 300A is based on information recorded in OSHA Form 300, Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses. However, some employers may be exempt from these reporting requirements. Employers with 10 or fewer employees are not required to prepare Form 300 or Form 300A. Additionally, only industries within certain North American Industrial Classification (NAICS) codes are required to comply with these record keeping requirements. A list of exempt NAICS codes has been published by the Department of Labor and is regularly updated.
In addition to posting a copy of Form 300A, some employers may also be required to electronically submit this information. However, establishments that meet any of the following criteria do not have to submit their Form 300A information to OSHA:
- The establishment’s industry is on the partially exempt industries by NAICS code list, regardless of the size of the establishment.
- The establishment’s peak employment during the previous calendar year was 19 or fewer employees, regardless of the establishment’s industry.
- The establishment had a peak employment between 20 and 249 employees during the previous calendar year and the establishment’s industry is not on the list of industries required to submit the OSHA 300A form.
For additional information about OSHA injury and illness reporting requirements, or if you have questions about preparing your company’s OSHA 300A form reach out to your Assurance Safety Advocate.
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