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FAQ: OSHA 300 Log

By Adrian Bartha | Last updated: May 31, 2017
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1. Why did OSHA change record keeping of work place incidents?

OSHA revised the record keeping requirements so companies had more accurate, more detailed data and it was delivered in real time.

2. How is OSHA record keeping better?


By using computer hardware, software and telecommunication technology, employers and safety professionals can access data immediately and analyze workplace safety challenges.

3. Why did OSHA revise record keeping legislation?

OSHA revised record keeping in order to collect more accurate and useful information about the incidence of work-related injuries and illnesses.

4. What is OSHA’s ultimate goal with OSHA 300 Log?

Ultimately OSHA aims to reduce worker injuries and deaths. It also hopes to improve employee awareness of how to reduce injury incidence.

5. What businesses must use OSHA 300 Log recording and reporting?

All businesses must use OSHA 300 Log forms and report workplace incidence except those that are completely or partially exempted. Exceptions include:

  • Employers with ten or fewer employees. These companies use a revised form of reporting
  • Low-hazard industries are also partly exempt from Log 300 full reporting
  • However, with the new legislation some companies that were previously exempt now must use the Log 300 reporting form

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Written by Adrian Bartha | Chief Executive Officer

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Adrian Bartha is the CEO of eCompliance, which he joined in 2012 after experiencing first-hand how a workplace incident affected a power and utilities company which he led as a member of the Board of Directors. Previously, Adrian was an investment professional for a $5 billion dollar private equity firm investing in energy, construction, and transportation infrastructure companies across North America. When Adrian is out of the office, he can be found riding his futuristic motorcycle and wearing his RoboCop helmet.

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