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 10:30am OR Jan. 9, 2017 at 10am
||· Online: Go to sheakley.com/safety-training.asp, 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
- 31, 2016 — January/February premium installment due to BWC.
- 31, 2017 — BWC enrollment deadline for group retrospective rating, one claim program, individual retrospective rating, and deductible program.
The Lima Chamber offers both group rating and group retrospective rating programs to reduce your Ohio workers’ comp costs. We are currently sending out quotes for the group retro program to qualified employers. Sheakley, the group administrator, has been helping Lima/Allen county companies improve workplace safety and reduce their workers’ comp and unemployment costs for more than 50 years. A strong focus on client service and strategic claims management, paired with solid underwriting, has provided Chamber members tremendous savings opportunities year after year through a variety of cost saving programs.
If you are not already a Sheakley client, request your Chamber savings analysis. It’s free, and there is no obligation to join, so it’s simply smart business to know your options.
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