OSHA requires businesses to record and post injuries from Feb 1st to April 30th.
Our company, Fish Window Cleaning, adheres to all OSHA regulations.
Here’s some important OSHA related information from our company’s Risk Manager, Tom Patton.
Tom works for Barrett Business Services, Inc. (BBSI), our Professional Employer Organization (PEO), and helps make sure we receive up-to-date safety techniques and information, and he monitors us regularly to make sure we follow our safety training program and conform to all OSHA safety regulations.
Make it a SAFE Day!
John Gran – Owner
Fish Window Cleaning – Los Angeles South Bay
Remember: Safety is everyone’s responsibility!
Must I keep track of workplace accidents and injuries?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires you to keep records of work-related illnesses and injuries, unless your company employs 10 or fewer workers or you’re in a low-hazard industry (such as retail, service, finance, or real estate).
You must report significant injuries or illnesses diagnosed by a physician or other licensed health care professional, and any other work-related illnesses or injuries if they result in any of the following:
- Days away from work
- Work restrictions or transfer to another job
- Medical treatment beyond first aid
- Loss of consciousness.
Keep in mind that the term “work-related” has been interpreted broadly, so if you’re unsure about whether an illness or injury is work-related, contact OSHA and your HR Professional for clarification.
OSHA supplies three forms for injury and illness recording:
- OSHA Form 300 – Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses. This is a calendar-year record of all work-related injuries and illnesses.
- OSHA Form 300A – Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses. This is an annual summary of all recorded work-related injuries and illnesses. You must post a copy of this summary in a conspicuous place where notices to employees are customarily posted no later than Feb. 1 of the year following the year covered by the records and until April 30.
- OSHA Form 301 – Injury and Illness Incident Report. This is an individual incident report of an employee’s injury or illness on the job.
For official instructions, click here or on the picture to the right, you’ll jump to a PDF of the official OSHA Instructions.
Proper OSHA Reporting Procedures
OSHA Forms 300, 300A, and 301 must be updated within seven calendar days of learning of a recordable incident and retained for five years after the end of the year to which they relate. If there is a change in your company’s ownership or organization, the new management must retain the records.
For certain injuries or illnesses or if an employee voluntarily requests it, you must protect employee privacy. You cannot record the employee’s name on the OSHA Form 300 for such cases and must remove the employee’s name and identifying information from the OSHA Form 301 before releasing it to third parties.
OSHA Forms 300, 300A, and 301 don’t need to be sent to OSHA unless the agency specifically requests them.
If an accident occurs in your workplace that results in one or more fatalities or inpatient hospitalization of three or more employees, however, you must report the accident to OSHA within eight hours of the fatality or hospitalization. Fatal heart attacks must also be reported to the agency.
Some states with OSHA-approved plans might require employers to keep records for the state, even though those employers are within an industry exempted by the federal rule.
John Gran and Cynthia Julian own and operate the franchise located in the Los Angeles – South Bay, providing residential and commercial window cleaning, gutter cleaning, chandelier cleaning, pressure washing, and more.
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