Law Deadlines - Massachusetts
Don't forget the Osha Form 300A must be posted by February 1st! The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires all employers to have maintain the OSHA 300 Log of Work-Relates Injuries and Illnesses post a summary of the previous calendar year's log between February 1 and April 30. Even if you have not had any incidents occurring during the preceding calendar year it still needs to be posted. The summary (OSHA Form 300A) must be certified by a company executive in clear sight where other notices to employees are posted.
If you have 11 or more employees anytime during the last calendar year, you are covered by this requirement unless you qualify as part of an exempt-low risk industry. The count is based off the number of employees in the entire company not per establishment. To see the list of businesses that are exempt from OSHA procedures for record keeping, listed by North American Industry Classification System codes (NAICS), is located here.
To download the documents relating to OSHA Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (Form 300), Summary (Form 300A), and Instructions on the forms, please visit here.
If the workplace has been interrupted specifically closed due to COVID-19 and you are unable to post in the building, we would recommend posting on a company intranet page, bulletin board, or other location online that is easily accessible and seen by employees. If you return to the workplace before April 30, the document should be physically posted at the time of return.
March 2nd, 2021 is the deadline for the 300A electronic submission is required by certain employers. This requirements are: If you have more than 250 employees or more, or have 20-249 employees and are in specific high-risk industries. Employers must use OSHA’s online Injury Tracking Application (ITA).
If employers meet any of the below criteria, you do not need to send your information to OSHA:
- Employers are exempt from OSHA's routine recordkeeping requirements as previously mentioned.
- Employers never had 20 or more employees during the previous calendar year. It does not matter the industry.
- Employers who have 20 and 249 employees at some point during the calendar year but are not on the list of high-risk industries.
For the electronic reporting requirements it is based on the size of the company meaning how many employees are at the physical location. It is not referring to how many employees are in the entire company.
Employers that need to provide their Form 300A to OSHA must submit injury and illness data in the ITA online portal, even if the employer is covered by a State Plan that has not completed adoption of their own state rule.
For more information, please visit OSHA's Site, here.