By Neal O’Briant, Public Information Officer, NC DOL
Employers are reminded that they must post a summary of work-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2011. The N.C. Department of Labor requires the summary be posted from Feb. 1 through April 30. Most employers must keep a Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (Form 300) that records work-related fatalities, injuries and illnesses. The Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (Form 300A) is compiled from the data on the log. Companies without any injuries and illnesses should post the summary with zeroes on the total lines.
A company executive must certify that they have examined the OSHA 300 Log and that
they reasonably believe that the annual summary is correct and complete.
“This posting requirement is an important way employers keep their employees informed about safety and health conditions in the workplace,” said Wanda Lagoe, Bureau Chief of the Education, Training and Technical Assistance Bureau.
Companies that had 10 or fewer employees at all times during the previous calendar year are exempt from keeping injury and illness logs and posting summaries. Certain businesses classified in a specific low-hazard retail, service, finance, insurance or real estate industry are also exempt from keeping injury and illness logs and posting summaries unless requested to do so for survey purposes.
For more information about recording criteria or for a list of exempt industries, contact the Education, Training and Technical Assistance Bureau at 1-800-625-2267 or locally at 919-807-2875. Workplace Applications software can generate the OSHA 300, OSHA 300A or OSHA 301, or you can visit www.nclabor.com for more details.
If you are not located in NC, please check your own state for posting requirements.