Wyatt Employment Law Report

OSHA 300 Log Must Be Posted by February 1, 2012

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By Edwin S. Hopson

It is that time of year again!

Most employers, with some exceptions (such as those with 10 or fewer employees during all of the previous year), must post their OSHA 300 log from February 1, 2012 to April 30, 2012 “in each establishment in a conspicuous place or places where notices to employees are customarily posted. You must ensure that the posted annual summary is not altered, defaced or covered by other material,” per OSHA regulations. 

Injury and illness recordkeeping forms must be maintained on a calendar year basis.  In addition, they must be retained for 5 years at the establishment and must be available for inspection by representatives of OSHA, or appropriate state agency, which in Kentucky is the Kentucky OSH Program. To review the industries/establishments that are exempt from having to even fill out the form take a look at:

SIC Code Industry
525 Hardware Stores
542 Meat and Fish Markets
544 Candy, Nut, and Confectionery Stores
545 Dairy Products Stores
546 Retail Bakeries
549 Miscellaneous Food Stores
551 New and Used Car Dealers
552 Used Car Dealers
554 Gasoline Service Stations
557 Motorcycle Dealers
56 Apparel and Accessory Stores
573 Radio, Television, & Computer Stores
58 Eating and Drinking Places
591 Drug Stores and Proprietary Stores
592 Liquor Stores
594 Miscellaneous Shopping Goods Stores
599 Retail Stores, Not Elsewhere Classified
60 Depository Institutions (banks & savings institutions)
61 Nondepository Institutions(credit institutions)
62 Security and Commodity Brokers
63 Insurance Carriers
64 Insurance Agents, Brokers, & Services
653 Real Estate Agents and Managers
654 Title Abstract Offices
67 Holding and Other Investment Offices
722 Photographic Studios, Portrait
723 Beauty Shops
724 Barber Shops
725 Shoe Repair and Shoeshine Parlors
726 Funeral Service and Crematories
729 Miscellaneous Personal Services
731 Advertising Services
732 Credit Reporting and Collection Services
733 Mailing, Reproduction, Stenographic Services
737 Computer and Data Processing Services
738 Miscellaneous Business Services
764 Reupholstery and Furniture Repair
78 Motion Picture
791 Dance Studios, Schools, and Halls
792 Producers, Orchestras, Entertainers
793 Bowling Centers
801 Offices & Clinics Of Medical Doctors
802 Offices and Clinics Of Dentists
803 Offices Of Osteopathic Physicians
804 Offices Of Other Health Practitioners
807 Medical and Dental Laboratories
809 Health and Allied Services,Not Elsewhere Classified
81 Legal Services
82 Educational Services (schools, colleges,universities and libraries)
832 Individual and Family Services
835 Child Day Care Services
839 Social Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
841 Museums and Art Galleries
86 Membership Organizations
87 Engineering, Accounting, Research,Management, and Related Services
899 Services, not elsewhere classified

Leave a reply. Please note that although this blog may be helpful in informing clients and others who have an interest in information privacy and security, it is not intended to be legal advice. The information on this blog also should not be relied upon to form an attorney-client relationship.

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