Thursday, February 28, 2013
SB626/ OSHA Posting
The Board of Small Business California has voted to oppose SB 626. This is the bill that would undue many of the workers compensation reforms the business community has worked so hard on obtaining.. This bill would have a strong impact on small business increasing their worker compensation premiums in the coming years. Thank you to all that gave me your thoughts on this bill. I received about 70 responses to the email and all but one were opposed.
If you would like a copy of Small Business opposition letter please let me know. I hope all of you will write a letter of opposition.
Please see below information from our friends and member the California Employers Association about posting your injury and illness Form 300. The form must be posted from February 1 thru April 30. Note there are exceptions for employers with 10 or less employees and certain industries which are outlined in the link below.
Small Business California
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Have You Posted Your Injury and Illness
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CEA and The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are reminding employers to post OSHA Form 300A, which lists a summary of the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred during 2012. The form must be posted from Feb. 1 through April 30, 2013.
The summary must include the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2012 and were logged on OSHA Form 300, Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses. To assist in calculating incidence rates, information about the annual average number of employees and total hours worked during the calendar year is also required. If a company recorded no injuries or illnesses in 2012, the employer must enter "zero" on the total line. The form must be signed and certified by a company executive. Form 300A should be displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted.
Employers with 10 or fewer employees and employers in certain industries are normally exempt from federal OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping and posting requirements. A complete list of exempt industries in the retail, services, finance, insurance and real estate sectors can be found at http://s.dol.gov/YP.
All employers covered by OSHA need to comply with safety and health standards. All accidents that result in one or more fatalities or in the hospitalization of three or more employees must be reported verbally within eight hours to the nearest OSHA office.
Copies of OSHA Forms 300 and 300A are available at http://s.dol.gov/YP. For more information on recordkeeping requirements, visit the OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements Web page.
OSHA Form 300A
Post from February 1 through April 30, 2013.
Copies of OSHA Forms 300 and 300A are available at
For more information on recordkeeping requirements, visit the OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements Web page.