Employment Law Report

OSHA 300 Log Must Be Posted by February 1, 2012

By Edwin S. Hopson

It is that time of year again!

Most employers, with some exceptions (such as those with 10 or fewer employees during all of the previous year), must post their OSHA 300 log from February 1, 2012 to April 30, 2012 “in each establishment in a conspicuous place or places where notices to employees are customarily posted. You must ensure that the posted annual summary is not altered, defaced or covered by other material,” per OSHA regulations. 

Injury and illness recordkeeping forms must be maintained on a calendar year basis.  In addition, they must be retained for 5 years at the establishment and must be available for inspection by representatives of OSHA, or appropriate state agency, which in Kentucky is the Kentucky OSH Program. To review the industries/establishments that are exempt from having to even fill out the form take a look at:

SIC CodeIndustry
525Hardware Stores
542Meat and Fish Markets
544Candy, Nut, and Confectionery Stores
545Dairy Products Stores
546Retail Bakeries
549Miscellaneous Food Stores
551New and Used Car Dealers
552Used Car Dealers
554Gasoline Service Stations
557Motorcycle Dealers
56Apparel and Accessory Stores
573Radio, Television, & Computer Stores
58Eating and Drinking Places
591Drug Stores and Proprietary Stores
592Liquor Stores
594Miscellaneous Shopping Goods Stores
599Retail Stores, Not Elsewhere Classified
60Depository Institutions (banks & savings institutions)
61Nondepository Institutions(credit institutions)
62Security and Commodity Brokers
63Insurance Carriers
64Insurance Agents, Brokers, & Services
653Real Estate Agents and Managers
654Title Abstract Offices
67Holding and Other Investment Offices
722Photographic Studios, Portrait
723Beauty Shops
724Barber Shops
725Shoe Repair and Shoeshine Parlors
726Funeral Service and Crematories
729Miscellaneous Personal Services
731Advertising Services
732Credit Reporting and Collection Services
733Mailing, Reproduction, Stenographic Services
737Computer and Data Processing Services
738Miscellaneous Business Services
764Reupholstery and Furniture Repair
78Motion Picture
791Dance Studios, Schools, and Halls
792Producers, Orchestras, Entertainers
793Bowling Centers
801Offices & Clinics Of Medical Doctors
802Offices and Clinics Of Dentists
803Offices Of Osteopathic Physicians
804Offices Of Other Health Practitioners
807Medical and Dental Laboratories
809Health and Allied Services,Not Elsewhere Classified
81Legal Services
82Educational Services (schools, colleges,universities and libraries)
832Individual and Family Services
835Child Day Care Services
839Social Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
841Museums and Art Galleries
86Membership Organizations
87Engineering, Accounting, Research,Management, and Related Services
899Services, not elsewhere classified