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02/11/2011

OSHA ANNUAL SUMMARY AND REVISED NONSUBSCRIBER FORMS

February 1st is the deadline for a couple of filing requirements that relate to your nonsubscriber injury benefit program.

Revised Nonsubscriber Forms

The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) has revised the DWC005 and the DWC205, the nonsubscriber filing forms associated with notifying the state of an employers’ status as a Texas nonsubscriber.

Nonsubscribers are required to begin utilizing the new forms February 1, 2011.

More information on the revisions or filing requirements associated with the DWC005 and DWC205, are available via a previously recorded TXANS webinar State Injury Reporting Requirements for Texas Nonsubscribers.

OSHA Annual Summary

February 1, 2011 is also the deadline for employers to post the OSHA Form 300A-Summary of Job-Related Injuries and Illnesses.

The Form 300A summarizes recordable workplace injuries and illnesses and should not be confused with the form 300 or OSHA log.

The Form 300A must list the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred during 2010 and were logged on the OSHA Form 300. Information regarding the average number of employees and the total hours worked during the calendar year is also required. All summaries must be certified by a company executive and companies without any recordable injuries/illnesses should post the form with zeros in the total line.

The Form 300A must be posted in a common area (wherever notices to employees are usually posted) and must remain posted until April 30, 2011. Employers must make a copy available to employees who move from work site to work site, like construction workers and employees that do not report to a fixed establishment on a regular basis.

Employers from certain industries and businesses that employ ten or fewer employees may be exempt from OSHA record keeping and posting requirements.

TXANS Resources

TXANS website offers information on Texas nonsubscriber filing requirements and OSHA requirements as well as nonsubscriber forms and OSHA forms in downloadable formats.

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