The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA), was established requiring covered employers to provide safe working conditions in the workplace. Covered employers are required to post the OSHA 300A summary form. In California, employers who are covered by the Cal/OSHA regulations are required to post the annual 300A summary form beginning on February 1 through April 30. The summary form must be signed and certified by a company executive. Post the form in a common area where all employee notices are posted.
How do I know if I am a covered employer? Employers with more than 10 employees and whose establishments are not classified as a partially exempt industry must record and maintain Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses using a Federal or State approved OSHA forms. OSHA uses the SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) codes to determine which establishments must maintain and keep records. Employers may obtain their SIC code on OSHA’s website: http://www.osha.gov/pls/imis/sicsearch.html
How long must you keep the Log and Summary on file? A covered employer must maintain and keep their OSHA records on file for 5 years following the year to which they pertain. Maintaining recordkeeping records is very important as they are reviewed during every Cal/OSHA consultation visits and workplace inspections.
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