February 01, 2021

OSHA – Making Your List and Checking it Twice (or 3 Times)

Effective today,  many employers with 11 or more employees must post the OSHA Summary Log 300A in their workplace.  This is an annual requirement and takes effect February 1 through April 30 every year.  Employers in certain industries are exempt from this requirement.  To find out if your company is exempt, find your North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code number and click here to see if your company is exempt from this recordkeeping requirement.

In addition, a small fraction of establishments (in OSHA’s words), are required to electronically submit their Form 300A data to OSHA. Establishments that meet any of the following criteria DO NOT have to submit their information to OSHA. Remember, these criteria apply at the establishment level, not to the firm as a whole.

  • The establishment’s peak employment during the previous calendar year was 19 or fewer, regardless of the establishment’s industry.
  • The establishment’s industry is on this list, regardless of the size of the establishment.
  • The establishment had a peak employment between 20 and 249 employees during the previous calendar year AND the establishment’s industry is not on this list.

For more information about OSHA’s general, electronic, and COVID-19 reporting and recordkeeping requirements, click here.