January 26, 2023

It’s That Time of Year: Cal/OSHA Form 300A Postings

Cal/OSHA is reminding all covered California employers to post their 2022 annual summary of work-related injuries and illnesses, including those related to COVID-19, in a visible and easily accessible area at every worksite.  

The Form 300A summary must be posted each year from February 1 through April 30.  

Covered employers are those meeting the following requirements:  

  • California employers with 250 or more employees, unless specifically exempted by section 14300.2 of title 8 of the California Code of Regulations. 

  • California employers with 20 to 249 employees in the specific industries listed in Appendix H of Cal/OSHA’s regulations regarding occupational injury and illness records. 

Agriculture is a specific industry listed in Appendix H which means any employer with 20+ employees must: 1) post the Form 300A summary as indicated above; and 2) electronically submit Form 300A illness and injury data by March 2, 2023.  

Instructions and form templates can be found on the Cal/OSHA Recording Keeping Overview page on the Cal/OSHA website. Employers required to record work-related fatalities, injuries and illnesses must record a work-related COVID-19 fatality or illness like any other occupational illness. To be recordable, an illness must be work-related and 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. 

If a work-related COVID-19 case meets one of these criteria, then covered employers in California must record the case on their 300, 300A and 301 or equivalent forms. Employers are required to complete and post the Form 300A even if no workplace injuries occurred. 

Form 300A records must be maintained at the worksite for at least five years. Records must also be produced to Cal/OSHA upon request. Additional information on Electronic Reporting Rulemaking can be found on the Cal/OSHA website.