Advocacy News – January 13, 2022
The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) is reminding Michigan employers that, each February through April, they must post a summary of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred the previous year. If requested, copies of the records must be provided to current and former employees, or their representatives.
The Michigan Occupational Safety and Administration Act requires most Michigan employers with 11 or more employees log and maintain these records, and make sure they are available in the event of an investigation. 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)
In accordance with this requirement, employers must post the MIOSHA Form 300A in their establishments from Feb. 1 to April 30, 2022.
Any employer with 250 or more employees, and employers in a select group of industries with 20 to 249 employees, must electronically submit MIOSHA Form 300A data to federal OSHA between now and March 2, 2022. For questions on OSHA electronic tracking, please visit OSHA’s website.
As it relates to COVID-19 cases, MIOSHA/OSHA recordkeeping requirements mandate covered employers record certain work-related injuries and illnesses on their OSHA 300 log. Employers are responsible for recording cases of COVID-19 if all of the following are true:
- The case is a confirmed case of COVID-19 (see CDC information on persons under investigation and presumptive positive and laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19);
- The case is work-related (as defined by 29 CFR 1904.5); and
- The case involves one or more of the general recording criteria set forth in 29 CFR 1904.7 (e.g., medical treatment beyond first aid, days away from work).
Visit OSHA’s Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements page for more information on COVID-19 cases and other requirements. Additional recordkeeping information, including general guidelines, forms and FAQs, are available on the MIOSHA website at www.michigan.gov/recordkeeping.
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