OSHA Recordkeeping Video Excerpt: Employers and managers like you have a powerful tool for making their facility safer. It makes documenting workplace injuries and illnesses easier. And it helps you to make the right long term decisions about your safety program. Its OSHA’s revamped recordkeeping system often referred to as Part 1904 after its federal regulation part number. There are three forms at the heart of Part 1904. Two of these are updates of previous forms, while the third is a new edition. The first is OSHA Form 300. Better known as the log of work related injuries and illnesses. It has been simplified and reformatted to fit legal sized paper so you can fit more detailed information than before. This is the ongoing record of all illnesses and injuries that occur in a facility. OSHA’s Form 301, the injury and illness incident report, must be filled out for each incident. It also includes room for even more data for a specific injury or illness. The additional form, 300A, is called the summary of work related injuries and illnesses. It allows you to create a statistical overview of employee injury patterns, enabling you to make informed decisions about worker safety programs. All of these OSHA recordkeeping forms are written in plain language, and use a question and answer format. They also include helpful flowcharts, and checklists. But forms aren’t all there is to Part 1904. It gets employees involved in the recordkeeping process as well, and mandates that they are provided appropriate access to accident information. Part 1904 now also requires that the annual summary of workplace injuries and illnesses are posted for a longer period of time, so employees have more time to examine it.