MNOSHA Compliance: Recordkeeping standard
Recent injury reporting changes made by federal OSHA adopted or to be adopted by Minnesota OSHA
1904.35, 194.36 and 1904.41: Improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses; final rule – Minnesota OSHA (MNOSHA) has adopted this final rule, see Rulemaking news – MNOSHA adopts federal regulations. For more information, call MNOSHA at 651-284-5050.
Note: The Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses is a separate program from the OSHA electronic reporting program. To learn more about the differences in these programs, read One log, two data collection programs (page 11) in the July 2018 edition of Safety Lines.
Changes to OSHA's injury reporting rule became effective Oct. 1, 2015.
Changes to OSHA's recordkeeping requirements (for low-hazard industries) were not adopted by Minnesota OSHA, which is consistent with past requirements in Minnesota.
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.
Free training about the basics of OSHA recordkeeping
The Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) offers free introductory-level training seminars about OSHA recordkeeping requirements and the OSHA electronic reporting requirements. Contact email@example.com for future seminar dates.