Recordkeeping isn’t on anyone’s list of enjoyable tasks, but it’s essential if you’re an employer. OSHA requires all employers to prepare and maintain records of each and every serious occupational injury and illness, using the OSHA 300 Log, unless the employer falls into an exempt category.
There are two exempt categories:
- Employers who maintain ten or fewer employees at all times during the previous calendar year.
- Employers in low-hazard industries. The list of industries that are considered low-hazard changed January 2015, and are listed here. They include legal services, accounting and bookkeeping, architectural services, design services, computer services, management consulting, advertising, travel services, educational institutions, insurance providers, and many others.
For more information on recordkeeping requirements, you can look at OSHA’s Recorkeeping Rule Fact Sheet, or contact us to schedule a time to talk.