OSHA Notice Requirements Start February 1

January 18, 2005 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Employers are required starting February 1 to post a workplace injuries and illness summary, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

>The OSHA announcement said employers are mandated to post OSHA Form 300A in the workplace from February 1 to April 30, 2005.   The summary must list the total numbers of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2004 and were logged on the OSHA 300 form.

>Employment information about annual average number of employees and total hours worked during the calendar year is also required to assist in calculating incidence rates. Companies with no recordable injuries or illnesses in 2004 must post the form with zeros on the total line. All establishment summaries must be certified by a company executive, the announcement said.

>The form is to be displayed in a common area wherever notices to employees are usually posted. Employers must make a copy of the summary available to employees who move froms worksite to worksite as part of his or her job.

>Copies of the OSHA Forms 300, 300A and 301 are available at  http://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/RKforms.html .

>More information on the recordkeeping requirement is at  http://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/index.html .