OSHA Record Keeping in Minnesota: 3 Things to Know in 2018

Are you confused about Minnesota OSHA record keeping? How about electronic reporting requirements? You’re not alone. Here are three things construction companies need to know about Minnesota OSHA record keeping going into 2018.

  1. Minnesota OSHA has yet to adopt the federal injury and illness reporting rule which went into effect January 1, 2017 – As such, Minnesota establishment operations do NOT currently need to file electronically.  The federal rule requires employers of 250 employees, and certain other establishments, to submit OSHA 300, 300A, and 301 information electronically.           As MN OSHA states on it’s website, “When MNOSHA does adopt the rule, information about the OSHA electronic reporting rule will be available on the the website”. http://www.dli.mn.gov/osha/Recordkeeping.asp
  2. OSHA record keeping and job trailer records – Don’t forget that if you have a job trailer located at a project site it too needs to keep its own injury records.  According to an OSHA Letter of Interpretation: Section 1904.30(a) provides that employers must keep a separate OSHA 300 log for each establishment [a single physical location] that is expected to be in operation for one year or longer. If your company has a continuous presence at a client’s site (i.e., a physical space at the job site for one year or longer), you must treat it as an establishment and maintain an OSHA 300 log.”
  3. OSHA record keeping and end of year posting – Lastly, the “Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses” (300A) form needs to be posted by February 1 through April 30 of each year.  It must be signed by a company official and posted in a common area available to all employees.

Hilmerson Safety Services, Inc. has been helping clients with OSHA compliance for 15 years, and we can help with all of your safety compliance needs.  If you have specific questions about OSHA record keeping please feel free to contact us by phone at 952.224.9390 or send us an email at dan.hannan@hilmersonservices.com.

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