June 20, 2018

Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Post Annual Work-Related Injury and Illness Summaries

Oakland, CA – Cal/OSHA is reminding employers in California of the requirement to post their 2017 annual summaries of work-related injuries and illnesses. The summaries must be posted from February 1 through April 30.

“Employers must post these summaries so that workers are aware of work-related injuries and illnesses that occurred the previous year,” said Cal/OSHA Chief Juliann Sum. “This requirement also promotes accurate recordkeeping and can help bring attention to potential hazards that need to be addressed.”

The definitions and requirements for recordable work-related fatalities, injuries and illnesses are outlined in the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, sections 14300 through 14300.48.

Instructions and form templates can be downloaded free from Cal/OSHA’s Record Keeping Overview (PDF). The overview gives instructions on filling out both the log (Form 300) and annual summary (Form 300A) of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses. The annual summary must be placed in a visible and easily accessible area at each worksite.

Current and former employees, as well as employee representatives, must be allowed to review the summary in its entirety.

Employers are required to complete and post Form 300A even if no workplace injuries occurred. More information on posting requirements or how to reduce workplace injuries and illnesses is available on the DIR’s Employer Information webpage.

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, or Cal/OSHA, is the division within the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) that helps protect California’s workers from health and safety hazards on the job in almost every workplace.

Cal/OSHA’s Consultation Services Branch provides free and voluntary assistance to employers to improve their safety and health programs. Employers should call (800) 963-9424 for assistance from Cal/OSHA Consultation Services.

Source: CA DIR

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