Cal/OSHA Recordkeeping Reminder: Post Cal/OSHA Form 300A

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Beginning February 1 and through April 30, 2015, non-exempt employers are required to post the Cal/OSHA Form 300A annual summary log of injuries and illnesses which occurred in 2014. Even if there were no recordable injuries or illnesses during the year, employers are required to post the summary with (0) zero values appearing in the total line. This posting requirement applies to affected employers who had 10 or more employees in 2014 and do not fall within the partially exempt industries (listed below.)

How can employers determine if they are exempt?
OSHA uses the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Code to determine which establishments must keep records. Employers can search for SIC Codes by keywords or by four-digit SIC to retrieve descriptive information of specific SICs in OSHA’s online Standard Industrial Classification Search, available on OSHA’s website at:

Establishments classified in the following SICs are exempt from most of the recordkeeping requirements, regardless of size; unless OSHA or the Bureau of Labor Statistics informs you in writing that you must keep records.

Partially Exempt Industries in California


Industry Description


Industry Description


Hardware Stores 


Advertising Services


Meat and Fish Markets 


Credit Reporting and Collection Services


Candy, Nut, and Confectionery Stores


Mailing, Reproduction and Stenographic Services


Dairy Products Stores 


Retail Bakeries


Computer and Data Processing Services


Miscellaneous Food stores 


Miscellaneous Business Services


New and Used Car Dealers 


Reupholstery and Furniture Repair


Used Car Dealers 


Motion Picture Distribution and Allied Services


Gasoline Service Stations


Motorcycle Dealers 783 Motion Picture Theaters


Motion Pictures Theaters


Apparel and Accessory Stores


Video Tape Rental


Radio, Television, and Computer Stores


Dance Studios, Schools, and Halls


Eating and Drinking Places


Producers, Orchestras, Entertainers


Drug Stores and Proprietary Stores


Bowling Centers


Liquor Stores


Offices and Clinics of Medical Doctors



Miscellaneous Shopping Goods Stores


Offices and Clinics of Dentists


Retail Stores, Not Elsewhere Classified 


Offices of Osteopathic


Depository Institutions (banks and savings institutions)


Offices of Other Health Practitioners




Medical and Dental Laboratories




Health and Allied Services, Not Elsewhere Classified

63 Insurance Carriers 81 Legal Services
64 Insurance Agents, Brokers and Services 82 Educational Services (schools, colleges, universities and libraries)
653 Real Estate Agents and Managers    
654 Title Abstract Offices 832

Individual and Family Services

67 Holding and Other Investment Offices 835

Child Day Care Services

722 Photographic Studios, Portrait 839

Social Services, Not Elsewhere Classified

723 Beauty Shops 841

Museums and Art Galleries

724 Barber Shops 86

Membership Organizations

725 Shoe Repair and Shoeshine Parlors 87

Engineering, Accounting, Research, Management, and Related Services

726 Funeral Service and Crematories    
729 Miscellaneous Personal Services 899

Services, Not Elsewhere Classified

Requirements for non-exempt employers?

Employers not exempt from OSHA’s recordkeeping requirements must prepare and maintain records of work-related injuries and illnesses. Review the following website to see exactly which cases to record:

  • Use the Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (Form 300) to list injuries and illnesses and track days away from work, restricted or transferred.
  • Use the Injury and Illness Report (Form 301) to record supplementary information about recordable cases. A workers’ compensation or insurance form may be used if it contains the same information.
  • Use the Summary (Form 300A) to show totals for the year in each category. The summary is posted from February 1 to April 30 of each year.

Additional information on recordkeeping available:

Visit the following websites or call Jennifer Reyes (949-544-8482) or Jeff Hulson (858-550-4987) at Barney & Barney for assistance.

For more information and help understanding all recordkeeping requirements, visit:

Workplace Posting Requirements

In California, all employers must meet workplace posting obligations. Workplace postings are usually available at no cost from the requiring agency. The Department of Industrial Relations requires employers to post information related to wages, hours and working conditions in an area frequented by employees where it may be easily read during the workday. Additional posting requirements apply to some workplaces.

Cal/OSHA publications are available by download at:

As a reminder, ensure the information in the “Emergency Numbers” and the “Notice to Employees – Injuries Caused by Work” of the Labor Law Poster (Federal and State Employment Notices) are completely filled out. The “Notice to Employees – Injuries Caused by Work” provides employees with information on workers' compensation coverage and where to get medical care for work injuries. The Notice must be posted in English and Spanish at each California work site in a conspicuous location frequented by employees during the hours of the work day. Please be advised, employers not in compliance with the regulation may be subject to a fine from the State of California of up to $7,000 per violation and forfeit the right to direct medical control of Workers Compensation claims.

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