Reporting of workplace incidents can be a timely and confusing procedure. When OSHA performs a site visit, it is something they are sure to cite if you haven’t been keeping it up to date. That’s why MN OSHA is offering a free class on October 21st – to help show you the basics.
- Date: Friday, Oct. 21, 2016
- Time: 9 to 11:30 a.m.
- Cost: Free
- Location: Department of Labor and Industry, 443 Lafayette Road N., St. Paul, MN (get directions; see parking information)
- Topics: A review of the fundamental requirements of OSHA recordkeeping; the most common OSHA log errors
- Registration: Register online today
- Link to more Information: http://www.dli.mn.gov/OSHA/Recordkeeping.asp
If you are unable to attend, MN OSHA has plans to post the training as a webinar in January 2017.
Keep in mind that OSHA reporting is different from Workers’ Compensation claims. There are three different forms you will want to be familiar with: OSHA 300, OSHA 300A, and OSHA 301.
· OSHA 300 – Is a running log of all work related injuries or illnesses.
· OSHA 300A – Is a summary of work related injuries and illnesses for the previous year and must be posted in a location visible to all employees. This form must be filled out and posted even if no recordable incidents have occurred.
· OSHA 301 – Is the actual report for each recordable incident that occurs and should be the first form filled out following an incident.
OSHA has also put together this info packet to help guide you through these forms:
Here are some fillable PDFs of the forms:
Remember to be diligent with your OSHA recordkeeping, it’s not just paperwork, it’s a legal requirement.