Understanding OSHA 300 and Their New Changes

No one wants to see an accident or an injury occur on their jobsite, but the reality is they happen daily across the US. OSHA requires documentation when these accidents occur. The construction industry is expected to file OSHA 300 forms yearly. The new OSHA electronic record keeping applies to construction companies with 20 or more employees.  It requires them to electronically submit injury and illness incident data. Initially, the 300A summary form was to be submitted to OSHA electronically by July 1, 2017. This deadline has since changed to December 1, 2017. HB NEXT Safety Expert Jon Lovejoy explains a few key components of OSHA 300 Recordkeeping.

Q.  What are the OSHA 301, 300 & 300A reports?

A.  The 301 Form is an injury and illness incident report containing all pertinent information. This may be similar to a worker’s compensation first report of injury. OSHA 300 Form is an injury and illness recordkeeping log of work-related injuries and illnesses. The 300A Form is a yearly summary of statistics for work-related injuries and illnesses.

Q.  What are the new changes and deadlines for OSHA 300A?

A.  A new deadline for certain employers has been extended from July 1, 2017 to December 1, 2017. All construction companies with 20+ employees must submit their OSHA 300 A Summary electronically.

Q.  Who does it apply to?

A.  Establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, and establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses.

Here is a list of those companies:


Q.  What do these changes mean for the industry?

A.  This tells us that OSHA is embracing more automation and may be the first step in moving all recordkeeping information online. This is why many companies are moving towards electronic recordkeeping now.

Q.  What are the options for tracking accidents?

A.  OSHA offers guidelines at this Injury Tracking Application (https://www.osha.gov/injuryreporting/ita). HB NEXT has developed a for use comparable platform like OSHA which is called OSHA 300 Cloud. This platform is used by firms across the US to track their accidents and injuries. Email alerting, completion tracking and automatic missed workday calculations make it simple for a company to complete and submit required information quickly and accurately.

Ask HB NEXT for a demo on 300 Cloud. Start simplifying your OSHA 300 Recordkeeping process. HB NEXT is here to help construction firms stay compliant and increase profits. They offer safety training and software platforms to help your firm stay compliant. For more information on OSHA 300, take a look at  https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/finalrule/





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