Hellman & Associates

Day: January 27, 2021

OSHA Injury & Illness Posting Deadline is February 1

OSHA Form 300A, the Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnessesmust be completed and posted by February 1, 2021. The summary must include the total number of 2020 job-related injuries and illnesses that were logged on your OSHA 300 form. 

If your company had no recordable injuries or illnesses in 2020, you must still post the form with zeros on the total line. All summaries must be certified by a company executive and remain displayed in a common area between February 1 and April 30, 2021.

Employers with ten or fewer employees at all times during the previous calendar year are exempt from routinely keeping injury and illness records.  

Employers in certain industries may be exempt from federal OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping and posting requirements. Click here to find out if your industry is exempt.

Leave the Reporting to Us

With Hellman & Associates’ annual ASSUREDComplianceSM program, we’ll keep up with changing regulations, keep your program and training current, and manage compliance and reporting for you.

As an ASSUREDCompliance partner, your regulatory compliance is guaranteed, meaning if you incur a citation for something we should have managed, we pay for it.

Biden’s Call on OSHA for Temporary Emergency Standards

On the first day of his presidency, Joe Biden appointed a new deputy assistant secretary at OSHA and called on the agency to determine whether temporary emergency standards should be issued to address the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a clear indicator that the new administration regards workplace safety as a priority and we believe it likely that regulatory compliance will be a focus over the next four years. 

Our legal advisory partner, Sherman & Howard, issued a clear and concise advisory outlining the requirements of President Biden’s executive order

If you are an ASSUREDComplianceSM partner, our team has already implemented an Exposure Control Plan addressing COVID, customized for your work environment. If you are not an ASSUREDCompliance partner or EHS Support client, you will want to take actions to make sure you are in compliance with possible forthcoming standards issued by OSHA.

If OSHA determines that emergency standards relating to COVID-19 should be issued, the deadline is March 15, 2021. In the meantime, we will keep you updated and support our ASSUREDCompliance partners as standards are enacted.

If you do not have a safety program in place, contact us to learn more about how you can keep your employees safe through COVID-19 and beyond.