As a business owner, you understand the importance of safety in your workplace. In order to keep injuries and lawsuits to a minimum, it is crucial to provide official training, follow OSHA standards and stay on top of your Massachusetts workers compensation.
Last week, we talked about the OSHA Form 300A and how it is important to post this log at your place of business. However, there are two categories of employers that are exempted from following this procedure. The following categories do NOT have to routinely record injuries and illnesses:
#1: Employers with 10 employees or less.
If your employee count was under ten for the entire last calendar year, there is no need to keep OSHA injury and illness records unless you are specifically informed in writing that you must keep records. However, you still need to report to OSHA any workplace incidents that result in fatality or hospitalization of three or more employees.
#2: Employers in low hazard industries.
Unless asked to keep records by OSHA or the Bureau of Labor Statistics, any establishments in low hazard industries are not required to keep records. However, if your company has several establishments engaging in different classes of business activities, some may need records.
If your place of business does not fall into these two categories, the OSHA Form 300A must be up! As a reminder, make sure this log is posted in a common area until April 30th.
Keeping up with OSHA standards is crucial, especially for those in high-hazard industries. Safety rules and regulations are constantly changing so it is best to always check the website for the latest news and updates. Also, we will do our best at Wolpert Insurance to keep you in the loop of any major changes right here on this blog. Your business and its safety are important to us and our reliable Massachusetts workers compensation package will prove that.