Basics of OSHA log recordkeeping for state and local governments
This half-day session is directed to new OSHA log recordkeepers at state and local government establishments, although more experienced government recordkeepers are welcome to attend. Topics will include a review of the fundamental requirements of OSHA recordkeeping and will expose the most common OSHA log errors. Participants will have time to ask questions about their own recordkeeping situations and receive tips about how to improve the accuracy and usefulness of the injury and illness log.
OSHA log cases are not the same as Minnesota workers' compensation claims. Some injuries and illnesses will not be included in both systems. For more information, read Recordkeeping 201, Part 10: Recording cases and reporting claims -- A tale of two systems (below).
The federal OSHA recordkeeping and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses standard is effective in Minnesota, with the exception of 1904.2, Partial Exemption for Establishments in Certain Industries.
Under the standard, employers must use OSHA Form 300, Log of Work-related Injuries and Illnesses, and Form 300A, Summary of Work-related Injuries and Illnesses. Additionally, employers must keep a record of each incident that appears on the log, using the OSHA Form 301, Injury and Illness Incident Report, or the workers' compensation First Report of Injury form. (An Excel version of the forms is also available.)
The annual summary for the previous year, OSHA Form 300A, must remain posted from Feb. 1 through April 30.
Further information is available on the federal OSHA website at www.osha.gov/recordkeeping and in the Recordkeeping 101 and 201 series below.
Note: The OSHA forms are not designed for printing on standard 8.5" x 11" paper and should be printed on legal-sized paper if possible.
|Part 1: Tracking injuries, illnesses puts you in control|
|Part 2: Classifying recorded injuries|
|Part 3: The days of our cases|
|Part 4: Tell me what happened; describing the event|
|Part 5: Injury or illness?|
|Part 6: Summarizing the injury and illness log|
|Part 7: Using your log results: 'How do we compare?' | Rate chart (Excel)|
|Part 8: A guide for keeping an accurate OSHA log|
|Part 1: Privacy concerns -- when not to write a name|
|Part 2: Records access, information disclosure|
|Part 3: Job transfer and restricted work|
|Part 4: New or deja vu? When to record injury recurrences and episodic illnesses|
|Part 5: Needlesticks and sharps injuries, contact with bodily fluids|
|Part 6: What are 'other recordable cases'?|
|Part 7: A close look at first aid|
|Part 8: 'And a one, and a two' -- Counting employees and hours|
|Part 9: Matching workplaces and workers to OSHA logs|
|Part 10: Recording cases and reporting claims -- A tale of two systems|