“Newly Covered Industries Must Post OSHA 300 Log By February 1, 2016 Deadline”



OSHA’s record keeping rule has new industries for this year’s 2015 300 Summary posting requirements.


February 1, 2016 is the deadline for posting your company’s OSHA 300 Log Summary.

Records of work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths in 2015 must be posted in an area where employee notices are usually placed and remain posted through April 30, 2016.

New industries in the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) now required to maintain and post their OSHA 300 forms include:

NAICS – 5324 Commercial And Industrial Machinery And Equipment Rental And Leasing

Establishments primarily engaged in renting or leasing one or more of the following:

Heavy construction equipment including bulldozers, cranes, earthmoving equipment
Mining and forestry equipment
Carpentry equipment
Industrial truck rental or leasing
On-road truck, industrial, rental or leasing
Scaffolding rental or leasing
Generator rental or leasing

NAICS 5617 – Services to Buildings and Dwellings

New industries under 5617 include:

Landscaping services
Exterior building maintenance services using power washers
Swimming pool services
Snowplowing services

NAICS 4441 – Building Material And Supplies Dealers

Retail supply stores primarily engaged in retailing specialized lines of new building materials, such as lumber, fencing, glass, doors, plumbing fixtures and supplies, electrical supplies, prefabricated buildings and kits, and kitchen and bath cabinets and countertops to be installed. NOTE: If a company sells both wholesale and retail, this NAICS designation is in effect.

NAICS 5619 – Other Support Services

New industries under 5619 include:

Flagging (i.e., traffic control) services
Locating underground utility lines prior to digging
To view the most current NAICS go to the U.S. Census Bureau NAICS main webpage.


Companies with 10 or fewer employees at all times in the previous year continue to be exempt from keeping OSHA records, regardless of their industry classification. The new list of industries exempt from OSHA recordkeeping requirements can be found here: https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/ppt1/RK1exempttable.html


OSHA offers a tutorial on how to complete your 300 forms. The a slide presentation with voiceover runs about 15 minutes and can be found at www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/tutorial.html.


All work-related fatalities within 8 hours.
All work-related inpatient hospitalizations, all amputations and all losses of an eye within 24 hours.
OSHA’s free and confidential number is 1-800-321-OSHA (6742)




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