Am I required to post OSHA forms?
According to OSHA the 300A Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses is required to be posted from February 1 to April 30 of each year.
How can I get copies of the recordkeeping forms?
Copies of the forms can be obtained on OSHA's web site or from the OSHA publications office at (202) 693-1888.
Are the recordkeeping requirements the same in all of the States?
The States operating OSHA-approved State Plans must adopt occupational injury and illness recording and reporting requirements that are substantially identical to the requirements in Part 1904. For more information, see the discussion under "State Requirements," §1904.37.
Am I exempt from keeping Work-Related Injury and Illness Logs?
All employers covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) are covered by these Part 1904 regulations. However, some employers do not have to keep OSHA injury and illness records. For example, employers with 10 or fewer employees and business establishments in certain industry classifications are partially exempt from keeping OSHA injury and illness records.
Check out if you are exempt:
Partial exemption for employers with 10 or fewer employees.
Partial exemption for establishments in certain industries.
Partially Exempt Industries
How can I get help to find my SIC Code and determine if I'm partially exempt from the recordkeeping rule?
You can access the statistics section of OSHA's Statistic home page. Go to the website and choose SIC Manual and follow the directions. If you still cannot determine your SIC code, you can call an OSHA area office, or, if you are in a state with an OSHA-approved state plan, call your State Plan office. OSHA Office Directory.
If I am partially exempt what am I still required to do under the standard?
All employers, including those partially exempted by reason of company size or industry classification, must report to OSHA any workplace incident that results in a fatality or the hospitalization of three or more employees (see § 1904.39).
Do I need to file Tier II's?
If you can answer “No” to any of the following questions then you may be in the clear:
Question #1: Do you do any one of the following; manufacture, use, store or process chemicals? (The simplified definition for “chemical”, pertaining to these regulations, is a product that you are required to maintain a MSDS. They include solids, liquids and gases.)
Question #2: Do you have chemicals contained within these products that contain any of the extremely hazardous chemical (EHS) list?
Question #3: Do any of these “Chemicals”, either by themselves or aggregated (based on your maximum amounts on any given day), meet or exceed the EHS Threshold Planning Quantities (TPQ) or 500 lbs.? (The only way that we can help you with this one is to screen for them.)
Note: Even if you answered “No” to either question 2 or 3 you still may have a requirement if you have any chemical that exceeds 10,000 lbs on hand any given day at you facility.
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