Effective January 1, 2002, new record keeping guidelines were established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).
The form is divided into three worksheets - the Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (OSHA 300) used to classify work-related injuries and illnesses and to note the extent and severity of each case, the Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (OSHA 300A) used to record yearly totals by category, and the Injuries and Illnesses Incident Report (OSHA 301) which must be completed within seven days of any recordable work-related injury.
Employers must keep a log for each establishment or work site. If you have more than one establishment, you must keep a separate Log and Summary for each physical location that is expected to be in operation for one year or longer.
(Note: There are certain types of employers who are not required to complete these forms. Current List of Exempted Types (PDF))