Construction companies with 10 employees or more are among the businesses required to record and post their annual Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses under Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. This year’s posting deadline is April 30, 2017.
Additionally, OSHA requires employers to maintain records and notify the agency in any instances of what are considered “serious work-related injuries and illnesses.” Minor injuries needing only first aid do not have to be reported or recorded.
A new rule went into effect January 1, 2017 requiring employers in certain “high risk” industries to also electronically submit their previous year’s work-related injury and illness information to OSHA. The construction industry is included on that list; the new rule applies to companies with 20 employees or more. The compliance deadline for submitting this information in 2017 and 2018 is July 1 each of these years; starting in 2019, all submissions must be made by March 2 every year.
An OSHA booklet containing additional information, appropriate forms – 300, 300A or 301 – and instructions are available at OSHA.