The Department of Industrial Relations Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DIR/DOSH) reminds all California employees of their requirement to post at their place of business a list of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred at the workplace during the last year. The list must be displayed from February 1 through April 30 for employee review.
The required Cal/OSHA Form 300A is available online at www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/.
Employers are required to use form 300A to report the number of injuries each year, even if no work-related injuries occurred.
The information must include the nature of the injury or illness, the severity of the work-related incidents and the number of days the affected employees missed work. Employers with 11 or more employees, except those covered in the California low-hazard establishments in retail, services, finance and real estate sectors, must display form 300A wherever employee notices are usually posted.
“Employers can use the data to identify injury and illness patterns and make changes to improve their safety program,” said DIR Director John C. Duncan. “It is one of Cal/OSHA’s many efforts to help employers identify recurring problems and eliminate them. Employers needing additional assistance can contact our Cal/OSHA Consultation unit for a free assessment of their safety programs to ensure that they provide a safe and healthful work environment for their workers.”
Employers who want to learn more about the posting requirements and how to reduce workplace injuries can get information at the Division of Occupational Safety and Health Website. For assistance from the Cal/OSHA Consultation unit employers can call (800) 963-9424. Employees with work-related questions or complaints can call the California Workers’ Information Hotline at (866) 924-9757.