FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 31, 2011
Reminder to employers to post work-related injury and illness summary
Oakland - The Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DIR/DOSH), better known as Cal/OSHA, reminds all California employers to post at their place of business a summary of work-related injuries and illnesses that occurred during 2010.
The 300A log is available on DIR’s website and provides an overview of the type and severity of work place injuries or illnesses. Employers are required to post the summary in a visible area from February 1 through April 30 for employee review. Employees, former employees and their representatives have the right to review the Cal/OSHA Form 300A in its entirety at any time.
Form 300A requires employers to report the number of injuries each year, even if no work-related injuries occurred. Vital information must also include the nature of the injury or illness, the severity of the work-related incidents, and the number of days the employee missed work due to the injury or illness.
Employers who need more information about their posting requirements and how to reduce workplace injuries are urged to visit the DIR Web site at http://www.dir.ca.gov/DOSH/EmployerInformation.htm.
Employers needing additional assistance in improving their safety programs can contact our Cal/OSHA Consultation unit for a free assessment by calling 1(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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