Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) Director Martha Yoder is reminding Michigan employers they are required to post the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2015.
Employers must post the MIOSHA Form 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) from February 1 to April 30, 2016.
“Recordkeeping is a critical component of an employer’s safety and health management system,” said Yoder. “MIOSHA’s recordkeeping logs can aid employers in identifying and correcting problem areas, preventing future injuries and illnesses and enhancing worker protections.”
MIOSHA requires most Michigan employers with 11 or more employees to log and maintain records of work-related injuries and illnesses, and to make those records available during MIOSHA inspections of the workplace.
These records include:
- MIOSHA Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses)
- MIOSHA Form 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report)
- MIOSHA Form 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses)
The summary must list the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2015 and were logged on the MIOSHA Form 300. Employment information about annual average number of employees and total hours worked during the calendar year is also required to assist in calculating incidence rates.
Companies with no injuries and illnesses during the previous year are still required to post the MIOSHA Form 300A with zeros entered on the total line. A company executive must certify that the totals are correct and sign the form. This form is displayed wherever notices to employees are usually posted.
As employers post last year’s job-related injuries and illnesses, they should also be reminded of the federal recordkeeping requirements, which expands the list of severe injuries that must be reported to MIOSHA.
MIOSHA Administrative Standard Part 11, requiring employers to report work-related fatalities to MIOSHA within eight hours, has not changed. However, for work-related incidents, employers are no longer required to report inpatient hospitalization of three or more employees within eight hours. This includes any amputation or loss of an eye. Instead, they must report these incidents within 24 hours.