MIOSHA Reminds Employers to Post Job-Related Injuries and Illnesses

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January 26, 2018 – Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) Director Bart Pickelman is reminding Michigan employers they are required to post the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2017.

Employers must post the MIOSHA Form 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) from February 1 to April 30, 2018.

“Keeping accurate records of work-related injuries and illnesses is a key part of any employer’s safety and health system aimed at protecting workers,” said Pickelman. “MIOSHA’s recordkeeping logs are an excellent tool for employers to use to keep detailed records that help identify many of the factors which cause injuries or illnesses in the workplace.”

Pickelman said the information gathered from these logs greatly benefits employers, workers and MIOSHA in evaluating the safety of a workplace and making the necessary changes to eliminate hazards.

MIOSHA requires most Michigan employers with 11 or more employees to log and maintain records of work-related injuries and illnesses, and to make those records available during MIOSHA inspections of the workplace.

These records include: 

The summary must list the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2017 and were logged on the MIOSHA Form 300. Employment information about annual average number of employees and total hours worked during the calendar year is also required to assist in calculating incidence rates.

Companies with no injuries and illnesses during the previous year are still required to post the MIOSHA Form 300A with zeros entered on the total line. A company executive must certify that the totals are correct and sign the form. This form is displayed wherever notices to employees are usually posted.

MIOSHA offers courses designed to help employers learn and understand how to record work-related injuries and illnesses; calculate injury and illness rates, and learn how to compare rates to other companies within the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS); and to ensure their organization complies with MIOSHA recordkeeping requirements as contained in MIOSHA Administrative Rules Part 11. Recording and Reporting of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses.

Additional recordkeeping information, including general guidelines, forms and FAQs is available on the MIOSHA website at www.michigan.gov/recordkeeping.

View the calendar of MIOSHA training programs for upcoming “MIOSHA Recordkeeping & Cost of Injuries” courses.

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