The OSHA law requires most employers with 10 or more full-time employees to keep a yearly log of all work-related injuries and illnesses. The Summary for 2017 must be posted by Febraury 1 and remain posted through April 30 of each year.
What Kind of Injuries or Illnesses Should Be Reported on the Form?
Employers must record all new cases of work-related fatalities, injuries, and illnesses if they involve:
- days away from work,
- restricted work or transfer to another job,
- medical treatment beyond first aid,
- loss of consciousness, or
- a significant injury or illness diagnosed by a physician or other licensed healthcare professional
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