February, federal and New York State laws require your employer to post a record
of all reportable injuries and illnesses that occurred in your workplace during
the previous year.
Throughout the year, most public sector employers,
including the agencies where most DC 37 members work, must keep a record of injuries
and illnesses in a list known as the DOSH-900 Log. (DOSH is the Division of Safety
and Health in the state Labor Department.)
Employees may request these
records for review any time during the year. But in February, management is required
to post the annual DOSH-900 summaries where employees can see them, such as on
a bulletin board.
The log lists the number of employees injured the previous
year, the severity of injuries, the number of lost or restricted workdays, and
the titles and work locations of injured and ill workers.
of our members should watch for the DOSH-900 Log to be posted, explained
Lee Clarke, head of DC 37s Safety and Health Unit. However, members
who work for cultural institutions or private sector employers such as
our new members at LFI Consulting should look for the federal OSHA-200
Log to go up during February.
The union can use the OSHA-200 and
DOSH-900 records to identify unsafe areas, determine what types of injuries or
illnesses occur most frequently and press for better conditions.
face penalties if they fail to comply with OSHA-200 and DOSH-900 reporting requirements.
If you do not see the appropriate log posted at your job in February, contact
the DC 37 Safety and Health Unit immediately at (212) 815-1685.