OSHA 300 Log
Beginning Feb. 1, employers who are required to keep the OSHA Form 300
Injury and Illness log must post a summary of the log. Employers must post OSHA's Form
300A from Feb. 1 to April 30, 2012 in a common area wherever notices to workers are usually
The summary must list the total numbers of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in
2011. All establishment summaries must be certified by a company executive.
Download your record keeping 300 & 300A forms.
Note that this form is meant for leagl size paper.
What does OSHA Standard 1904.32
requirement. At the end of each calendar year, you must:
Review the OSHA 300 Log to verify that the
entries are complete and accurate, and correct any deficiencies identified;
Create an annual summary of injuries and
illnesses recorded on the OSHA 300 Log;
Certify the summary; and
Post the annual summary.
How extensively do I have to
review the OSHA 300 Log entries at the end of the year? You must review the entries as extensively
as necessary to make sure that they are complete and correct.
How do I complete the annual
summary? You must:
Total the columns on the OSHA 300 Log (if
you had no recordable cases, enter zeros for each column total); and
Enter the calendar year covered, the
company's name, establishment name, establishment address, annual average number of employees covered by the
OSHA 300 Log, and the total hours worked by all employees covered by the OSHA 300 Log.
If you are using an equivalent form other
than the OSHA 300-A summary form, as permitted under § 1904.6(b)(4), the summary you use must also include the
employee access and employer penalty statements found on the OSHA 300-A Summary form.
How do I certify the annual
summary? A company executive must certify that he or she has examined the OSHA 300 Log and that he
or she reasonably believes, based on his or her knowledge of the process by which the information was recorded,
that the annual summary is correct and complete.
Who is considered a company executive? The
company executive who certifies the log must be one of the following persons:
An owner of the company (only if the
company is a sole proprietorship or partnership);
An officer of the corporation;
The highest ranking company official
working at the establishment; or
The immediate supervisor of the highest
ranking company official working at the establishment.
How do I post the annual
summary? You must post a copy of the annual summary in each establishment in a conspicuous place
or places where notices to employees are customarily posted. You must ensure that the posted annual summary is
not altered, defaced or covered by other material.
When do I have to post the
annual summary? You must post the summary no later than February 1 of the year following the year
covered by the records and keep the posting in place until April 30.