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California Employers Must Display Workplace Injury And Illness Summary

California Employers Must Display Workplace Injury And Illness Summary

California employers, unless exempt, are required to exhibit their annual summary of work-related injuries and illnesses visibly at every worksite from February 1, 2024, through April 30, 2024. This requirement ensures that employers are informed about the safety landscape of their workplace, promoting transparency and accountability.

The Cal/OSHA’s Form 300A is the cornerstone for this mandatory posting. Employers can access guidance on completing both the log (Form 300) and the annual summary (Form 300A) on Cal/OSHA’s Recordkeeping Overview page, facilitating compliance with the regulations.

Recording Requirements For Work-Related Incidents

Cal/OSHA dictates that employers must record work-related fatalities, injuries, and illnesses according to specific criteria. An incident must result in one of the following to be considered recordable:

  • Death 
  • Days away from work 
  • Restricted wrok or transfer to another job
  • Medical treatment beyond first aid
  • Loss of consciousness
  • A significant injury or illness diagnosed by a physician or other licensed health care professional 

Inclusion Of COVID-19 Incidents

While the COVID-19 emergency in California has ended for workplace health and safety requirements, any work-related COVID-19 fatality or illness meeting the criteria must be diligently recorded on the employer’s Form 300, 300A, and 301, or equivalent form.

Electronic Submission Requirement For Covered Employers

Certain employers are obligated to electronically submit Form 300A data annually to Cal/OSHA by March 2, 2024, if they meet specific criteria:

Employers who fall within these categories can refer to Appendix H for a comprehensive list of covered industries and obtain information on electronic submission through the federal OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application website.

What Next?

By adhering to these regulations, employers demonstrate their commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy work environment, fostering trust and well-being among their workforces. However, this can be challenging as a small business owner wearing multiple hats simultaneously. However, we’re here to tell you there’s a solution – partnering with a professional employer organization (PEO) like GMS. This partnership allows business owners to leverage the expertise and resources of a dedicated team to ensure seamless compliance with regulations, including the accurate completion and submission of required forms, while also accessing tailored guidance on workplace safety best practices. Embracing GMS’ support streamlines administrative burdens and empowers business owners to prioritize their core operations, knowing that their workforce’s well-being and regulatory obligations are being managed properly. Contact our HR experts today to learn more. 

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