South Carolina cities with 10 or more employees are
required to use the OSHA 300 logs to keep their employee injury records for all
workplace injuries and illnesses.
Employers can maintain the log on a computer, or in
another format and location as long as they can produce the logs at the
workplace whenever needed. Employers have seven calendar days to complete the
form once they receive notice of an injury.
Form 300A is the summary of work-related injuries and
illnesses. At the end of each calendar year, employers must complete the form
and have it certified as correct by a city executive, such as a city manager or
human resources director. Employers must post it from February 1 – April 30 in
the workplace where notices to workers are usually posted.
Even if there were no recordable injuries or
illnesses, employers must post the form with zeros on the total line. Post the
summary log in a common area where employees have access, typically where other
internal notices and health and safety information is posted.
Federal OSHA required all State Plans to comply with
the electronic submission of OSHA’s Form 300A by July 1, 2018. All South Carolina
employers with 250 or more employees during the calendar year and
establishments with 20 – 249 employees in certain high-risk industries must
submit the data from the OSHA 300A Form: Summary of Work-Related Injuries and
Illnesses. The data for the 2018 calendar year must be submitted by March 2,
2019. All data must be submitted to federal OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application.
Employers must maintain OSHA recordkeeping forms for
five years following the year the forms cover. During that time, update the
OSHA 300 log to include newly discovered cases or to show changes in old cases.
Employers do not have to update the 301 and 300A forms.
Visit OSHA’s website for copies of the forms.
more information, visit South Carolina OSHA online or by calling 803.896.7665.