Q: Where can I get a copy of OSHA Form 300, 301 and 300A?
A: Contact the area OSHA office nearest you, or download the information off of the OSHA website.
Q: What is restricted work activity?
A: When the employee is kept from performing one or more routine (regularly performed at least once per week) functions of his or her job, or when the employee is kept from working a full workday. Production of fewer goods or services is not considered restricted work activity.
Q: Our company is closed on Saturday and Sunday. Do these still need to be counted as days away?
A: Yes, all calendar days the employee was unable to work including weekend days, holidays, vacation days, etc., must be counted. Cap day count at 180 days. The day the illness or injury occurred is not counted as a day away.
Q: If an employee is injured and misses the remainder of the work shift, is this a day away?
A: No, injuries and illnesses are not considered lost-time cases until they affect the employee beyond the day of injury or onset of illness.
Q: How are days away calculated if an employee works a normal shift that is longer than 8 hours?
A: A single workday for record keeping purposes is 12 hours.
Q: Does the tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses rule require employers to start keeping new records or change how they keep the records?
A: No. The new requirement does not add to or change an employer's obligation to complete, retain, and certify injury and illness records. It only requires certain employers to electronically submit some of the information from these records to OSHA.
Q: Are the electronic reporting requirements based on the size of the establishment or the firm?
A: The electronic reporting requirements are based on the size of the establishment. The OSHA injury and illness records are maintained at the establishment level. An establishment is defined as a single physical location where business is conducted or where services or industrial operations are performed. A firm may be comprised of one or more establishments. To determine if you need to provide OSHA with the required data for an establishment, you need to determine the establishment's peak employment during the last calendar year. Each individual employed in the establishment at any time during the calendar year counts as one employee, including full-time, part-time, seasonal, and temporary workers.
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