Friday, February 6, 1998

Rick Rice
Dean Fryer
(415) 972-8835

Employers Must Post Injury/Illness Summaries During February

SAN FRANCISCO -- During the month of February, employers with 11 or more employees must post a summary of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred during 1997, according to the California Department of Industrial Relations.

Employers with 10 or fewer employees or those in most industry groups in retail trade; finance, insurance and real estate; and service industries are exempt from the Cal/OSHA record keeping and posting requirements. California companies in Standard Industrial Classification codes 52, 53, 54, 55, 57, 70, 75, 76, 781, 79, and 80 also must post the information for employees to see.

Every employer covered by Cal/OSHA must display the Cal/OSHA poster and comply with applicable safety and health standards. The Summary must be posted at each establishment whether or not there were any recordable cases of injury or illness. Further, all employers must report to the nearest Cal/OSHA office immediately any accident that results in;

Copies of the Cal/OSHA record keeping form and the poster are available from local Cal/OSHA offices or from the California Division of Labor Statistics and Research at P.O. Box 420603, San Francisco, CA 94142-0603.