Filling out your first OSHA 300 log? It’s easy to get overwhelmed. When you’re logging workman's comp insurance related illnesses and injuries, the trick is to break it down to the basics…
What are you trying to report on your OSHA 300 log form?
• Cases with medical treatment beyond first-aid
Place a checkmark in column J, for “other recordable cases.” Note injury or illness in column M. These cases include any treatment except first-aid, diagnostics, observation and counseling. See section 1904.7(b)(5) of the regulatory text for details on what constitutes “first-aid.”
• Cases with days away from work
Place a checkmark in column H, entering the number of calendar days away in column K (whether or not they were scheduled to work, including weekends/holidays; maximum 180 days). In column M, note injury/illness.
• Cases with restricted work activity or a job transfer
Place a checkmark in column I, specifying the number of calendar days in column L. Count them the same as when recording days away from work (above). Note injury/illness in column M.
• Cases with days away from work AND restricted work activity
Place a checkmark in column H, leave column I blank, and enter days away in both columns K and L.
• Cases involving fatalities
Enter a checkmark in column G, specifying injury/illness in column M. Remember to report these within 8 hours of learning of their occurrence to the OSHA 800-number or local office.
Looking for other recording criteria?
Check out “Slide 13” of OSHA’s tutorial for step-by-step instructions involving other less common criteria.
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