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FAQs answered by Lisa Neuberger How do I record a case that starts at the end of one year, but continues into the next?
OSHA only wants you to record a work-related injury or illness once. If the employee is injured in one year, but needs medical treatment or days away from work in the next year, you would go back and update the original case on your 300 Log. If the employee is away from work or on restrictions when it’s time to fill out your 300A Summary, OSHA tells you to estimate the day count for the Summary and update the 300 Log with the actual day count later. Do I have to send my OSHA 300 Log to OSHA?
No, but you might have to send the data from your 300A Summary electronically to OSHA. Establishments with 250 or more employees that already keep the OSHA workplace injury and Illness must submit their 300A Summary data to OSHA. Establishments with 20-249 employees that are also listed as high-hazard industries in the Appendix to Subpart E must also submit the data to OSHA. If the employee doesn’t go to the doctor but I send him home, is that counted as a day away from work?
OSHA says that either the employer or the doctor can assign days away from work. So if a supervisor tells an employee to take a few days off to recover from a work-related injury, you have to count those days as days away from work.
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