The Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act of 1970 requires certain employers to prepare and maintain records of work-related injuries and illnesses. OSHA’s recordkeeping regulation (29 CFR Part 1904) provides more information about the items listed below.
The Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (OSHA Form 300) is used to classify work-related injuries and illnesses and to note the extent and severity of each case. When an incident occurs, use the Log to record specific details about what happened and how it happened.
The Summary (OSHA Form 300A) shows the work-related injury and illness totals for the year in each category. At the end of the year, count the number of incidents in each category and transfer the totals from Log the to the Summary. The Summary must be posted in a visible location so employees are aware of injuries and illnesses occurring in their workplace.
OSHA Form 300A (2016) (pdf)