Form 300A: Don’t Forget to Post February 1

Employers must post only the summary of job-related injuries and illnesses (Form 300A).

Remember that you need to post the Form 300A summary of job-related injuries and illnesses from 2018 at your place of business from February 1 through April 30.

Employers are required to post only the summary (Form 300A) — not the log (Form 300). The summary must list the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in the previous year and were logged on the Form 300.

Companies with no recordable injuries or illnesses in the previous year still must post the summary with zeros on the “total” line. A company executive must certify all establishment summaries.

The summary must be displayed in a common area where notices to employees usually are posted. Employers must make a copy of the summary available to employees who move from worksite to worksite, such as construction workers, and employees who do not report to any fixed establishment on a regular basis.

Electronic Reporting

As previously reported, the California Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) adopted emergency regulations that require specific California employers to electronically submit Form 300A information to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

March 2, 2019, is the deadline for electronically reporting your 2018 Form 300A. Collection began on January 2, 2019. This deadline affects:

  • Employers with 250 or more employees per establishment, unless exempted by Title 8 California Code of Regulations Section 14300.2.
  • Employers with 20 to 249 employees in specific industries listed in Appendix H of the regulations.

Electronic reporting does not change the requirement to keep and maintain Form 300Form 300A and Form 301.

You can download a free Form 300A from HRCalifornia.

CalChamber members can get more information on filing and posting requirements from Recording Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses in the HR Library. Not a member? Learn about the benefits of membership.

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