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Don’t Forget: OSHA 300A Form Deadline Coming Soon

Being a business owner requires a great deal of time, dedication, and multi-tasking as you probably know. You may find yourself having to scramble to meet deadlines, but you don't want to get behind when it comes to the OSHA 300A form. Many people seem to be confused as to what is required of them, if they need to fill out this form, and the consequences of failure to post this form. We've found some of the most popular questions regarding 300A forms and answered them for you!

What is OSHA 300A?

First of all, OSHA stands for Occupational Safety and Health Administration. One of the forms that is required by OSHA is 300A. Depending on your industry and the size of your company, you may or may not have to participate in this form. However, it's the responsibility of the employer to record all workplace injuries and illnesses. According to The Balance Small Business, as incidents occur you have three sections to fill out:

1. Identification

     - Name

     - Case number 

     - Job title of injured employee

2. Description

     - Date injury occurred

     - Where it occurred

     - Brief description of injury 

3. Classification 

     - Result of injury (i.e. death, missed work, etc.)

     - General type of injury/illness

Since you have filled these sections out for the 300 form, you can use them for your 300A form to summarize the incidents that occurred in 2019. While common first aid injuries might not necessarily need to be recorded, it's wise to check this list of OSHA recordable injuries and illnesses.

When is the deadline?

The deadline is February 1, 2020. If you fail to post OSHA 300A on or before this day, you could be fined.

Who has to fill this form out?

There are many detailed rules and exceptions to the rules based on the industry. For more information on which industries must comply, click here. If your company falls into the category of one of the listed industries, it is imperative that you participate to avoid consequences.

What are the repercussions of not submitting the OSHA 300A form?

Once again, if your industry is listed in the industries that require an OSHA 300A form – this is not optional. There are expensive penalties that come with failure to post.

​Type of Violation ​Penalty
​Posting Requirements  ​$13,260 per violation
Failure to Abate​​$13,260 per day beyond abatement date
Willful or Repeated​​$132,598 per violation

We want to prevent you from having to pay fines when that money could have more use in another department. Take this as your reminder to fill out your 300A form – you won't regret staying ahead of the game. After all, that's what we're here for!

Stellaris Group is determined to make sure you're covered whenever you need us. Whether it be organizational or HR consulting expertise, we're ready to help because you never know when you might need HR to get involved!

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