It hurts to write this article. Cumulative trauma (CT) claims are wrecking the California work comp system. Nearly every litigated work comp claim has a cumulative trauma aspect to it. But why?
It’s that time of the year! OSHA requires that employers post the summary of their OSHA 300 log from 02/01 until 04/30 of the previous year. And while OSHA provides a very detailed instruction pamphlet (https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/new-osha300form1-1-04.pdf), it is a bit exhausting.
We have taken the OSHA provided excel spreadsheet and color-coded the areas that you need to input. A couple of quick helpful hints and notes about the log itself:
Each year the California Workers Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) publishes a lengthy report that summarizes insurer data and actuary information. There is important information in this publication that indicates what the year to come will look like in terms of the insurance marketplace.