Post Your Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses Today

Today’s the day — California employers must start posting their Form 300A, Annual Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses on February 1, 2023, and keep it posted through April 30, 2023.

The California Department of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) reminds employers to post their 2022 annual summary of work-related injuries and illnesses in a visible and easily accessible area at each worksite, so workers are aware of the previous year’s work-related injuries and illnesses. Even if no workplace injuries occurred, employers must complete and post the Form 300A.

All job-related injuries and illnesses from the previous calendar year that were logged on Form 300, Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses must be summarized on the Form 300A, including reporting COVID-19 occurrences in the workplace.

To be recordable, an illness must be work-related and result in one of the following:

  • Death;
  • Days away from work;
  • Restricted work or transfer to another job;
  • Medical treatment beyond first aid;
  • Loss of consciousness; or
  • A significant injury or illness diagnosed by a physician or other licensed health care professional.

If a COVID-19 incident results in the same conditions as any other occupational illness, then it must be recorded on the Forms 300, 300a and 301 

Additionally, Cal/OSHA requires certain California employers to electronically submit Form 300A data to the federal OSHA. Employers must electronically report their 2022 Form 300A by March 2, 2023, if they either:

  • Employ 250 or more workers, unless specifically exempted by California Code of Regulations Title 8, Section 14300.2; or
  • Employ 20 to 249 workers in the industries listed in Appendix H of Cal/OSHA’s related regulations.

Electronic reporting doesn’t change the requirement that all employers keep and maintain Form 300Form 300A and Form 301 for five years, regardless of their size.

Katie Culliton, Editor, CalChamber

CalChamber members can use the Log 300 Wizard to help get the information their company needs to be complaint with complex Log 300 requirements. They can also find more information on filing and posting requirements from Recording Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses in the HR Library. Not a member? Learn about the benefits of a membership.

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