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Covered Employers Must Post OSHA 200 Log Summaries in February

Covered Employers Must Post OSHA 200 Log Summaries in February
  • January 10, 2002

Under the new OSHA Recordkeeping standard, covered employers are required to prepare a summary of the injuries and illnesses recorded on the OSHA Form 200 for the year 2001 and to certify and post it in the same manner as they have in the past. This summary must be posted for the entire month of February on the OSHA Form 200. The summary totals for 2001 should be entered on the bottom right hand portion of the last page of the OSHA Form 200 log.

Under the new recordkeeping standard, employers are required to use the OSHA Form 300 logs to record new injuries and illnesses as of January 1, 2002. This is the last year that employers are required to post the summary for only one month. Under the new rule starting next year, employers will have to post the new OSHA Form 300A (summary) for three months beginning on February 1, 2003, and concluding on April 30, 2003. Employers do not have to transfer the 2001 injury and illness information from the OSHA Form 200 to the new OSHA Form 300 log when posting the summaries on February 1, 2002. Under the new rules, employers will not have to post the new OSHA Form 300 log at any time.

If you have any questions or need additional information regarding this important workplace requirement or would like a copy of our 27 page analysis of OSHA's new recordkeeping rule, please do not hesitate to contact the Jackson Lewis OSHA Practice Group.

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