IR #2010-01
February 1, 2010

Dean Fryer
Erika Monterroza


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

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 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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