FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IR #2010-01
February 1, 2010

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Dean Fryer
Erika Monterroza
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Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Post Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses

Oakland - The Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DIR/DOSH), better known as Cal/OSHA, reminds all California employers of their requirement to post at their place of business a list of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred at the workplace during 2009.  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/dosh_publications/oshalog300.pdf.

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. 

“The mandatory Cal/OSHA log helps employers identify recurring problems and eliminate them,” said DIR Director John C. Duncan.  “Employers needing additional assistance in improving their safety programs can contact our Cal/OSHA Consultation unit for a free assessment.” 

Employers who want to learn more about the posting requirements and how to reduce workplace injuries can get information at the DIR Web site at www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/dosh1.html. 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. 

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