Employers with ten or more employees must maintain annual accident logs for the prior year, including most large WR retail and automotive members. However, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) exempts some businesses from this reporting requirement, depending on their NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) code.
OSHA maintains an exemption list for businesses to determine if their company is not required to report. For businesses unsure of their NAICS code, WR produced a video guide with instructions on how to find it. It is important to note that there may be times when an exempt business is required to report. In those instances, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will notify the company in writing.
Companies required to report their OSHA 300 forms must include recordable incidents for the 2022 calendar year. The OSHA 2022 log (form 300) totals must then be transferred onto the OSHA Summary sheet (300A). This summary sheet must be posted on the company safety bulletin board for all employees to review between February 1, 2023, and April 30, 2023. These forms can be found here. Businesses are required to keep these forms on file for five years. Forms from 2017 and older may be securely disposed of.
OSHA’s recordkeeping requirements encourage employers to identify and correct hazards that cause or contribute to reportable injuries and illnesses as they implement effective safety and health programs.
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