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Post Annual Work-Related Injury and Illness Summaries: Cal/OSHA Reminder to Employers
All employers in California have a yearly requirement to post their Log 300 summaries of work-related injuries and illnesses on from February 1 through April 30.
“These summaries help increase awareness and understanding of health and safety issues in the workplace,” said Cal/OSHA Chief Juliann Sum. “By addressing potential safety hazards now, employers can help make next year’s list shorter.” The definitions of and requirements for recordable work-related fatalities, injuries and illnesses are detailed in California Code of Regulations Title 8 Sections 14300 through 14300.48.
Instructions and form templates can be downloaded for free on Cal/OSHA’s Record Keeping Overview. The overview includes the summary template, Form 300A, a required workplace posting which must be placed in a visible and easily accessible area at each worksite. Current and former employees, as well as employee representatives, must be allowed to review injury and illness records for those employees’ worksites.
Employers are required to complete and post Form 300A even if no workplace injuries occurred. More information on employers’ posting requirements or how to reduce workplace injuries and illnesses is available on the DIR’s Employer Information webpage.
Cal/OSHA helps protect workers from health and safety hazards on the job in almost every workplace in California. Cal/OSHA’s Consultation Program provides free and voluntary assistance to employers and employee organizations to improve their health and safety programs. Employers should call (800) 963-9424 for assistance from the Cal/OSHA Consultation Program.
The Department of Industrial Relations requires employers to post information related to wages, hours and working conditions in an area frequented by employees where it may be easily read during the workday. Additional posting requirements apply to some workplaces.
Effective January 1, 2016: California employers are required to post mandatory updates to the Workers Compensation and Whistleblowers notices.
April 1 Compliance Alert: Required updates by the DFEH to the Pregnancy Disability Leave notice take effect on April 1, 2016 (applies to employers with 5 or more employees).