Many businesses across the U.S. are well-acquainted with OSHA Form 300 logs, reports generated on a monthly (300) and annual (300A) basis that list all work-related injuries and illnesses.
While hundreds of thousands of businesses are currently bound to report, there is a long list of industries that have been exempt from reporting.
But all that is poised to change.
If a proposed rulemaking becomes law, many previously exempt industries will be required to report workplace injuries and illnesses in accordance with Form 300 and 300A requirements. Dozens of industries (including bakeries, automotive dealers, performing arts companies, and many more) would be affected by the expanded regulation. That said, some organizations that have previously been required to report may not have to. Check out the highly useful OSHA Law Blog for a complete list.
While completing these logs can be a tedious, time-consuming process with a lot of paperwork, well-prepared companies that have implemented a streamlined, electronic safety management system will find that complete, accurate Form 300 reports are just a click away.