February OSHA Log Summary Posting Reminder


Attention, printers--it's OSHA 300 Log(s) season! Now is the time to make sure you complete the steps below!

Review the 2016 OSHA 300 Log to verify it contains accurate entries for all recordable injuries and illnesses that occurred throughout the year. Make any additions or corrections necessary to ensure accuracy.

Verify that each injury and illness recorded on the 300 Log is accurately recorded on a corresponding 301 Incident Report Form (or an equivalent form).

Total the columns on the OSHA 300 Log (if you had no recordable cases, enter zeros for each column total) and on Form 300A.

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.

Transpose the column total numbers from the 300 Log over to the 300A Summary Form.

After verifying the accuracy of the Log(s), someone must "certify" the 300A. The person who certifies the 300A can be any of the following:

Owner of the company (only if the company is a sole proprietorship or partnership)

Officer of the corporation

The highest ranking company official working at the establishment

Once the 300A is properly "certified," post the summary no later than February 1 and keep the posting in place until April 30. You MUST post a copy of the annual summary (Form 300A) in each establishment in a conspicuous place or places where notices to employees are customarily posted. You must also ensure that the posted annual summary is NOT altered, defaced, or covered by other material during the February 1-April 30 time frame.

For any questions regarding an OSHA Log Summary Posting, contact the PIA Environmental, Health, and Safety professionals at ehs (at) printing.org.