“New Workplace Injury Tracking Policies Implemented by Companies”

New policies govern how employers report workplace injuries to their employees.

New policies have been developed by companies for recording and reporting workplace injuries and health issues. On January 24, 2019, the Occupational Safety and Security and Health and Wellness Management released its final policy for OSHA300 recordkeeping.

The policy has some important aspects:

An earlier draft of the policy has been altered to remove personal details from OSHA’s Kind 300 as well as Kind 301. These forms have the name of the injured worker and also details about their accident, which could cause privacy issues if made public.

OSHA requires that organizations submit OSHA Kind 300A – Recap of Work-related Injuries as well as Ailments – digitally to their site. The due date for the Recap Record of 2018 injuries and health issues is March 2, 2019.

OSHA requires that all companies with more than 249 employees per facility maintain OSHA records and send the Kind 300A summary to OSHA in digital format.

Some companies with more than 20 employees require digital coverage of OSHA Kind 300A. For more information, please see the policies.

OSHA provided a partial list of exceptions for OSHA recordkeeping to 89 sectors in 2015

OSHA Forms 301, 300A and 300B are required for companies with 10 or more employees, but they may not have to be sent digitally.

These loss control tips are just. The authors do not believe they have a duty to administer or control loss control tasks. This post does not cover all direct exposures. The Cincinnati Insurance Provider nor its agents or associates provide legal advice. Consult your attorney regarding your specific situation. Contact your local independent insurance agent for plan and protection advice. Insurance holders from The Cincinnati Insurance company can ask their representative for assistance with OSHA recordkeeping requirements.


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