OSHA 300A Posting Deadline & Penalties Adjustment
February 8, 2019

Friendly Reminder… It’s That Time of Year Again for OSHA 300A Posting

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that some employers post their OSHA Form 300A. This form must be posted in a conspicuous location between February 1 and April 30, 2019.

Additionally, the deadline for certain employers to electronically submit information from their Form 300A for calendar year 2018 to OSHA is March 2nd, 2019.

Note: Employers with 250 or more employees at an establishment will no longer be required to electronically submit their OSHA 300 and 301 forms. Such employers, as well employers with between 20 and 249 employees in certain NAICS Codes, are still required to electronically submit their OSHA 300A annual summary forms. OSHA also added a requirement that employers submit their Employer Identification Number (“EIN”) along with their 300A forms.

Details on which employers are required to maintain, post, and electronically file OSHA Injury and Illness data can be found here or by contacting your Flood and Peterson Senior Risk Control Advisor.

OSHA Penalties Adjusting in 2019

OSHA’s civil penalties amounts for violations of workplace safety and health standards will increase in 2019 to adjust for inflation. The adjusted maximum penalty amounts will take effect upon publication in the Federal Register. New penalties for willful and repeat violations will be $132,598 per violation; serious, other-than-serious, and posting requirements are $13,260 per violation; and failure to abate violations are $13,260 per day beyond the abatement date.

Information courtesy of www.osha.gov.

Flood and Peterson Senior Risk Control Advisors:

Allison Fultineer

Steve Carpenter

Lane McKnight