Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

2020 OSHA Records Posting and Reporting Requirements

OSHA 1025426486 600x400For 2020, OSHA requirements for posting injury and illness records remain the same but reporting your records to OSHA is even more important due to the rule clarification in February 2019. Each year, member companies with more than 10 employees must post OSHA injury and illness records from the prior year for employee review February 1 through April 30. You must post a copy of the annual summary (OSHA Form 300A) in each establishment in a conspicuous place or places where notices to employees are customarily posted.

However, as revised in 2019, reporting requirements for electronically reporting illness and injury data changes the process significantly. Most companies (over 20 employees) will need to electronically submit their 2019 OSHA data by March 2, 2020. Reporting is done through a webpage available on the OSHA website. The Injury Tracking Application (ITA) is accessible from the ITA launch page, where you are able to provide the Agency your 2019 OSHA Form 300A information.

In addition, companies need to ensure that the injuries and illnesses they record are actually “recordable”. That is, try to avoid recording and posting incidents that don’t meet the OSHA definition of recordable (versus a “first aid” case). Each case needs to be evaluated and it can be complicated. Refer to the OSHA recordkeeping webpage to help decide if the injury needs to be in your OSHA paperwork.

For further information on the OSHA requirements, contact Mike McCullion, SMACNA director of Market Sectors and Safety, at 703-995-4027 or mmccullion@smacna.org.

RELEVANT OSHA LINKS
www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/index.html
www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/finalrule/index.html
www.osha.gov/injuryreporting/index.html
www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/index.html

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