As per the Occupational Safety and health Administration, “Many employers with more than 10 employees are required to keep a record of serious work-related injuries and illnesses. (Certain low-risk industries are exempted.)
Although dental and physician offices are exempt, keep in mind that dental and physician offices are not exempt from recording injuries on a sharps injury log or from documenting incidents of exposures to bloodborne pathogens. Additionally, other injuries, including first aid, should be documented.
How does OSHA define a recordable injury or illness?
There are also special recording criteria for work-related cases involving: needlesticks and sharps injuries; medical removal; hearing loss; and tuberculosis.
How does OSHA define first aid?
This information helps employers, workers and OSHA evaluate the safety of a workplace, understand industry hazards, and implement worker protections to reduce and eliminate hazards -preventing future workplace injuries and illnesses.”
All employers that are required to maintain an OSHA 300 Injury and Illness log must post the accompanying OSHA 300A summary sheet in their workplace. The OSHA Form 300A ‘Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses’ for the 2022 calendar year must be posted beginning Tuesday, February 1. The summary log must be posted at each facility in a common area where all employees are accustomed to viewing notices until Saturday, April 30.
Prior to posting the 300A form, an employer or company executive must review the related OSHA 300 log and certify that the documented information is correct and complete by signing/dating the OSHA 300A summary form. Companies with no recordable injuries or illnesses must post the summary form showing zeros on the total line. If you have any questions about what injuries and illnesses must be documented, read OSHA Guidelines for Recordkeeping (29 CFR 1904).
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