How to Complete the OSHA Log 300:
OSHA requires that form 300 is logged for any work-related injuries that occur in order to classify injuries and illnesses and record the severity of such. As an employer, you’re required to complete and log the OSHA Log 300 unless injuries are exempt. Each year, from the dates of February 1 and April 30, you’ll also be required to post your annual summary of Log 300 forms in what is referred to as Form 300A. We make it easy to understand the process of filing OSHA Log 300. Please visit our home page and click the OSHA Log 300 link to find complete, step by step instructions in the form of a video.
The first step in filing is to determine your location. You’ll need a Form 300 log for each physical location of your business that expects to be in operation for one full year. Your home work place is not considered by OSHA to be in need of record keeping. Your log must be kept at your business location’s office.
The second step is to identify which types of recordings are required by OSHA. Any work-related injuries or illnesses that result in any of the following must be recorded in the OSHA Log 300: death, days away from the work place, restricted work activity, job transfer, loss of consciousness, medical treatment that extends beyond the need for first aid, and any work-related injury that involves a fractured, broken or cracked bone, cancer, a punctured eardrum, or a chronic disease.
Along with the preceding, employers must record the following in their OSHA Log 300:
Needle-stick injuries or cuts that result in contamination from another worker’s blood
An employee who is removed from the work place as per OSHA’s standards
A TB infection
A hearing test that demonstrates the employee has significant loss of hearing in one or both ears
If you’re unsure as to whether an injury is recordable, feel free to check with OSHA Regulation 29 C.F.R. 1904.7.
The next step is to determine whether the injury was work-related. All work place injuries must be recorded unless it is specifically mentioned in the ‘exemption’ section. Filling out the OSHA Log 300 can be tricky, but with the help of our easy-to-follow video, you should be able to complete it in its entirely with no problems. Should you require any assistance along the way, feel free to call our OSHA MAN hotline at 855-OSHA-MAN. It’s critical that each OSHA Log 300 is kept strictly confidential, since it contains information that is related to your employee’s health.
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