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The OSHA 300a Form: What You Need to Know

Posted by: admin on July 6, 2020

Despite the best training methods and constant safety awareness, accidents and injuries happen at the workplace. For employers with forklift drivers, these accidents can include:

  • Tip-overs
  • Accidents involving pedestrians
  • Damage to warehouse shelves and other company property
  • Collisions
  • And many more

The U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) requires all U.S. employers to document all workplace incidents, and one way to help is with a form the agency created: the OSHA 300 form. This includes the Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (OSHA 300 form) and the Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (OSHA 300A form).

What is an OSHA 300A form? Do you know about OSHA 300A posting requirements? You have questions about recordkeeping, and has the answers!

What is an OSHA 300A Form?

The OSHA 300A form is the second part of the base OSHA 300A form. The first part of the document, the OSHA 300 form, is a line-by-line form for employers to document all injuries, sicknesses, and other workplace incidents related to employee absences. The OSHA 300A Form, meanwhile, is a summarized account of the OSHA 300 form; the OSHA 300A form

OSHA 300A Posting Requirements

The following information needs filled in for the OSHA 300A form:

Number of Cases

  • Total number of deaths
  • Total number of cases with days away from work
  • Total number of days of job transfer or restriction
  • Total number of recordable cases

Number of days

  • Total number of days away from work
  • Total number of days of job transfer or restriction

Total number of:

  • Skin disorders
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Injuries
  • Injury and Illness Types
  • Poisonings
  • Hearing loss
  • All other illnesses

Establishment Information

Employment Information


The OSHA 300 and OSHA 300A forms should be filed once per year. A related document, OSHA 301 form, should be filled out within 7 calendar days of any workplace incident, which are logged on OSHA Form 300 and 300A. helps with all of your workplace recordkeeping requirements. If you have any questions about OSHA 300A posting requirements, we’re here for you. Just sign up today and see how our training and certification helps to document employee training and much more!

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