Florida Roofing Magazine - February 2022

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There are also injuries/illnesses that are not only “recordable” but also “reportable.” All fatalities, hospitalizations, amputations and loss of an eye as a result of work-related incidents are REQUIRED to be reported to OSHA either over the phone or through their website within a stated period of time. You must report the fatality to OSHA within eight hours after the death of any employee as a result of a work-related incident. Within 24 hours after any in-patient hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye as a result of a work-related incident, you must report the case to OSHA. Companies with ten or more employees are required to keep a record of work-related injuries and illnesses on the OSHA 300 log and 300A form for a minimum of three years. Those companies with a peak employment of twenty or more employees are also required to submit their OSHA 300A form to OSHA on an annual basis using the injury tracking application (ITA) online. Just a reminder; 2021’s OSHA 300A form is due prior to March 2, 2022. All employers, regardless of number of employees, must follow the OSHA reporting requirements listed above. OSHA has expectations and requirements for employers. The OSHA 300 forms play a vital step in the process of an OSHA investigation as well as providing statistical data to OSHA for guidance on indicators where more training and attention is needed. The

OSHA recordkeeping and reporting process has not changed since August 2017, when they implemented the electronically submitted injury tracking application. The number of employers who are still unaware of their requirements is alarming. Employers must not only submit the information online but also maintain their OSHA logs and forms. Now is the perfect time to begin the logs and forms if you are not already completing them. They may never be needed; however, if they are ever requested, attempting to complete them at a later date is always more difficult and could prove very costly. For additional details on any claims that your company may have had, you should contact your workers’ compensation insurance carrier or agent to request your loss runs. However, workers’ compensation reports are not a complete record of injuries required to be entered on the company OSHA 300 log because many injuries are not reported and days of light duty are not tracked. It is best that the OSHA 300 log be maintained and updated regularly throughout the calendar year by a designated company employee. Remember, those 2021 OSHA 300A forms are due to be electronically submitted to OSHA on or prior to March 2, 2022. FRM

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