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OSHA 300 reporting is complicated

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Well not too complicated, but there are many steps in the process of creating reports.

Many of our members are required to maintain annual accident logs for the prior year.  The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) exempts many types of businesses from this reporting requirement depending on their risk class.  Retail members with ten or fewer employees are exempt, but larger retail and all automotive members must report.

Only a small fraction of establishments are required to submit their Form 300A data to OSHA electronically. Establishments that meet any of the following criteria DO NOT have to send their information:

  • The establishment’s peak employment during the previous calendar year was 19 or fewer, regardless of the establishment’s industry
  • The establishment’s industry is on this list, regardless of the size of the establishment
  • The establishment had peak employment between 20 and 249 employees during the previous calendar year, AND the establishment’s industry is not on this list.

If you are not exempt and have more than 19 employees in a single Washington location (establishment), you are required to file the 300A form electronically to Federal OSHA by March 2, 2022.  Remember, this criterion applies at the establishment level, not to the firm as a whole.

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