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How can an employer be prepared for accident reporting?

OSHA Requirements GraphicEach February 1 through April 30, employers are required to display OSHA Form 300A, which is a summary of the injuries and illnesses recorded the previous year. If there are multiple locations, a business is required to complete a Form 300 and 300A for each physical establishment. Form 300A should be posted in a visible location where employees can view accident totals for their specific workplace site.

Both Form 300 and Form 301 must be properly maintained in order to complete Form 300A. Businesses should make sure that these records are in good order so that an accurate Form 300A is ready to be posted at their establishments beginning February 1.

Records of workplace injuries must also be maintained at the worksite for at least five years and available to current and former employees upon request.

For many small-to-medium-sized business owners, this type of recordkeeping and compliance can be cumbersome in light of the many other tasks there are to do. As part of its wide array of Risk Management and Safety tools and services, Marathon HR stands ready to assist employers with mandatory OSHA reporting, recordkeeping, and record retention.

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