MIOSHA reminds employers to post job-related injuries and illnesses

LANSING – Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) director Martha Yoder reminds Michigan employers they are required to post the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2012.

Employers must post the MIOSHA Form 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) through April 30. The form is available on at the website www.michigan.gov/documents.

“Outstanding Michigan employers use the MIOSHA recordkeeping logs as the foundation for a proactive safety and health system that protects their workers,” Yoder said. “These employers not only provide a safe and healthy work environment, but they reap the added ‘Bottom Line’ benefits of improved quality and increased productivity.”

According to Yoder, conscientious and detailed records can provide employers with a clear picture of their work environment, and can help prevent work-related injuries and illnesses in the future and injury and illness data can help identify problem areas. As employee awareness about injuries, illnesses, and hazards in the workplace increases, workers are more likely to follow safe work practices and report workplace hazards.

MIOSHA requires most Michigan employers with 11 or more employees to log and maintain records of work-related injuries and illnesses and to make those records available during MIOSHA inspections of the workplace.

Records to be kept include MIOSHA Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses); MIOSHA Form 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report); and MIOSHA Form 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses).

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