News Release USDL: 97-36
Friday, January 31, 1997
CONTACT: Susan Hall Fleming, (202) 219-8151
OSHA Reminds Employers To Post Injury/Illness Summaries During February
Employers with 11 or more employees must post during the month of February a summary
of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred during 1996, according to the
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
"Posting the summary on the employee bulletin board gives all employees a chance to
review the injuries and illnesses that are occurring at their worksite, alerting them
to possible problems and enabling them to work with their employers to correct hazards
and reduce risks to themselves and fellow employees," said Gregory R. Watchman, acting
assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health.
Employers with 10 fewer employees or those in most industry groups in retail trade;
finance, insurance and real estate; and service industries are exempt from the QSHA
recordkeeping and posting requirements. (Companies in Standard Industrial
Classification codes 52, 53, 54, 70, 75, 76, 79 and 80 also must post the information
for employees to see.)
Every employer covered by OSHA must display the OSHA poster and comply with
applicable safety and health standards. Further, all employers must report to the
nearest OSHA office within eight hours any accident that results in one or more
fatalities or hospitalization of three or more employees.
Copies of the OSHA recordkeeping form and the poster are available from local OSHA
offices or from the OSHA Publications Office, telephone (202) 219-4667.
The OSHA poster will also be available shortly on OSHA's Internet site at
http://www.osha.gov/ under "Publications."