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Recent injury reporting changes made by federal OSHA adopted or to be adopted by Minnesota OSHA

Free training in January about the basics of OSHA recordkeeping

Maintaining an accurate OSHA log of recordable work-related injuries and illnesses is an important skill that benefits employers, workers, safety professionals and government agencies. The Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) is offering three free introductory-level training seminars about OSHA recordkeeping requirements.

For more information, email dli.research@state.mn.us.

About recordkeeping

OSHA log cases are not the same as Minnesota workers' compensation claims. Some injuries and illnesses will not be included in both systems.

The federal OSHA recordkeeping and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses standard is effective in Minnesota, with the exception of 1904.2, Partial Exemption for Establishments in Certain Industries.

Under the standard, employers must use OSHA Form 300, Log of Work-related Injuries and Illnesses, and Form 300A, Summary of Work-related Injuries and Illnesses. Additionally, employers must keep a record of each incident that appears on the log, using the OSHA Form 301, Injury and Illness Incident Report, or the workers' compensation First Report of Injury form.

The annual summary for the previous year, OSHA Form 300A, must remain posted from Feb. 1 through April 30.

Further information is available on the federal OSHA website at www.osha.gov/recordkeeping.

Note:  The OSHA forms are not designed for printing on standard 8.5" x 11" paper and should be printed on legal-sized paper, if possible.

Recordkeeping 101

Recordkeeping 201

Industry-specific recordkeeping information