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January 25, 2023

Cal/OSHA Reminds California Employers About Work-Related Injury and Illness Reporting Date

Cal/OSHA is reminding California employers to post their 2022 annual summary of work-related injuries and illnesses, which includes COVID-19-related illness, by February 1 using Form 300A.

In addition, employers in California that meeting one of the following requirements are required to electronically submit Form 300A injury and illness data by March 2, 2023:

  • All establishments with 250 or more employees, unless specifically exempted by section 14300.2 of title 8 of the California Code of Regulations 
  • Establishments with 20 to 249 employees in the specific industries listed in Appendix H of Cal/OSHA’s regulations regarding occupational injury and illness records.

To verify if your establishment qualifies, visit the State of California Department of Industrial Relations webpage to see if electronic submissions are required. Please click here: Electronic Submission of Workplace Injury & Illness Records (ca.gov)

At the end of every calendar year, employers are required to review the Cal/OSHA Form 300 to verify that the entries are complete and accurate and correct any deficiencies identified, create an annual summary of injuries and illnesses recorded on the Cal/OSHA Form 300 using the Cal/OSHA Form 300A Annual Summary of Work-related Injuries and Illnesses, certify the annual summary and post the annual summary. The annual summary must be posted in every worksite so that employees are aware of work-related illnesses and injuries that occurred in the previous year.

According to Cal/OSHA, work-related illnesses must result in one of the following:

  • Death 
  • Days away from work 
  • Restricted work or transfer to another job 
  • Medical treatment beyond first aid 
  • Loss of consciousness 
  • A significant injury or illness diagnosed by a physician or other licensed health care professional. 

For more information about recordkeeping requirements, visit Cal/OSHA’s Brief Guide to Recordkeeping Requirements page. Brief Guide to Recordkeeping Requirements (ca.gov)

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