The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers subject to its recordkeeping requirements to post copies of their OSHA Form 300A between Feb. 1 and April 30 of each year.
Employer Action Steps
On February 1, employers subject to OSHA recordkeeping requirements must ensure that copies of their completed Forms 300A are posted in each of their establishments. The form must be displayed in a conspicuous place or places where notices to employees are customarily posted.
Until April 30, these employers must also ensure that their Form 300A postings remain in place and are not altered, defaced or covered by other material.
OSHA’s top 10 most cited standards in fiscal year 2022, (October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022) and the total number of violations for each standard:
1. Fall protection—General requirements
(1926.501): 5,260 violations
2. Hazard communication
(1910.1200): 2,424 violations
3. Respiratory protection
(1910.134): 2,185 violations
(1926.1053): 2,143 violations
(1926.451): 2,058 violations
(1910.147): 1,977 violations
7. Powered industrial trucks
(1910.178): 1,749 violations
8. Fall protection—Training requirements
(1926.503): 1,556 violations
9. Personal protective and lifesaving equipment—Eye and face protection
(1926.102): 1,401 violations
10. Machine guarding
(1910.212): 1,370 violations
Highlights & resources:
- Employers must post their OSHA 300A for the 2022 calendar year by Feb. 1, 2023.
- The form must remain on display until April 30.
- Employers subject to OSHA’s electronic reporting requirement will need to submit information from their OSHA 300A form by March 2.
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