Safety Focus of the Week: The OSHA 300 and 300A Forms (Revisited)
OSHA requires all employers (with over 12 employees) to collect information on injury incidents and post the records for the employees. The OSHA 300 “Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses” form includes a list of each reportable injury with the employee’s name, employee’s job title, injury date, location injury occurred, description of the of injury, summary of the cause, date, and any associated lost time from work. Then the information is summarized on the OSHA 300A “Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses”.
This information is important for employers, workers, and OSHA in evaluating the safety of a workplace, understanding industry hazards, and implementing worker protections to reduce and eliminate potential hazards.