December 13, 2016
Are your OSHA logs ready?
New electronic filing means covered employers now have two deadlines.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that covered employers maintain records of occupational injuries and illnesses. A summary of those records must be posted by Feb. 1st each year. Earlier this year (May 12, 2016), OSHA published its final rule on a new requirement for employers to also submit OSHA records electronically through the OSHA website. The electronic 300A Summary report must be submitted for the 2016 calendar year by July 1, 2017.
This means employers now must meet two requirements/deadlines: Feb. 1 for the 300A paper summary and July 1 for the electronic version of the 300A summary.
Did you know?
- Not all Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) workers' comp claims are OSHA log recordable
- Not all emergency room visits are OSHA log recordable
- Non-compliance in recordkeeping and submission delays can cost your company thousands of dollars
- Employers are required to retain their current records plus records from the previous five years
OSHA uses records of injuries and illnesses to determine the effectiveness of existing safety and health standards. Sheakley can help you understand the requirements of OSHA Recordkeeping, industries that are partially exempt from recordkeeping forms, and the fines associated with non-compliance.
Learn more by attending an upcoming webinar on OSHA Recordkeeping
Dec. 9, 2016 at 10:30 am OR Jan. 9, 2017 at 10 am
Online: choose the Monthly Safety Webinar option then scroll to the December sessions.
Email: email@example.com to let us know which session you’d like to attend.
Who should attend? Employers with more than 10 employees, Human Resources Personnel, Operations Managers, Payroll Personnel, and Safety Representatives.
ADDITIONAL DATES TO NOTE
- Dec. 31, 2016 — January/February premium installment due to BWC.
- Jan. 31, 2017 — BWC enrollment deadline for group retrospective rating, one claim program, individual retrospective rating, and deductible program.
ChamberComp, administrated by Sheakley, offers both group rating and group retro rating. Combined these programs are saving Chamber members over $36.1 million off their Ohio BWC Workers’ Comp Premiums. If you are not a Sheakley client, request your ChamberComp savings analysis to compare us to your current program. It’s free, and there is no obligation to join, so it’s simply smart business to compare.
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