Annual OSHA 300A Summary Posting

Deadline: February 1, 2021
OSHA’s 300A Summary form records work-related injuries and illnesses recorded during the calendar year. Employer requirements include maintaining an OSHA 300 injury and illness log throughout the calendar year and summarizing the data on the 300A Summary form. The 300A Summary form should be posted in a prominent location in the workplace from February 1 to April 30, 2021.

Note: Employers with 10 or fewer employees, or who work in certain low-hazard industries, are not required to keep OSHA injury and illness records. To see if this applies to you, review the Partially Exempt Industry List.

Annual OSHA 300A Data Electronic Reporting

Deadline: March 2, 2021
Establishments with 250 or more workers (in one location), and establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses, are required to electronically submit their 2020 OSHA 300A Summary data to OSHA by March 2, 2021.

To review the industries with 20-249 employees who are required to electronically submit data to OSHA, visit the US Department of Labor website.

To start the submission process, log into the Injury Tracking Application.

Recording COVID-19 Cases (OSHA 300 Log)

According to the USDOL, COVID-19 can be a recordable illness on your OSHA 300 log if a worker is infected as a result of performing their work-related duties. However, employers are only responsible for recording cases of COVID-19 if ALL of the following are true:

  • The case is a confirmed case of COVID-19 (see CDC information on persons under investigation and presumptive positive and laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19).
  • The case is work-related (as defined by 29 CFR 1904.5).
  • The case involves one or more of the general recording criteria set forth in 29 CFR 1904.7 (e.g. medical treatment beyond first aid, days away from work).

Source: United States Department of Labor