Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations state that certain employers need to record their work-related injuries or illnesses within seven days of incident notification. The previous year’s OSHA log must be posted in the work location from February 1 through the end of April. Upcoming additional reporting requirements may include having to report a survey of occupational injury and illness online if notified to do so by the U.S. Department of Labor.
OSHA has rescinded the electronic reporting requirement for Forms 300 and 301. However, Form 300A for “covered establishments” is still required. This rule change was in the register on January 25, 2019, and will take effect on February 24, 2019. Form 300A for 2018 must be electronically submitted by March 2, 2019. To learn more, visit OSHA’s Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements page.
OSHA’s Listing of Top 10 Safety Violations for 2018
For the fifth straight year, “fall protection” topped OSHA’s list of most frequently cited safety violations. “Eye and face protection” entered the list for the first time. Perhaps not terribly surprising given the nature of the work, many violations come from the construction industry.
1. Fall protection, construction
2. Hazard communication standard, general industry
3. Scaffolding, general requirements, construction
4. Respiratory protection, general industry
5. Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), general industry
6. Ladders, construction
7. Powered industrial trucks, general industry
8. Fall protection – training requirements
9. Machinery and machine guarding, general requirements
10. Eye and face protection
OSHA publishes this annual list to assist employers in identifying areas of preventable workplace injuries and illnesses so that they can create safer working environments for their employees. For more ideas on how to better manage risk in your workplace, consult your local Hylant risk expert.
The above information does not constitute advice. Always contact your insurance broker or trusted adviser for insurance-related questions.