OSHA Reporting and Recordkeeping

Compliance Overview

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires covered employers to report and record occupational injuries and illnesses. OSHA current reporting and recordkeeping requirements became effective on Jan. 1, 2015.

To comply with reporting requirements, employers must report any work-related employee fatality within eight hours, and any inpatient hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye within 24 hours. In addition, an OSHA final rule requires certain establishments to submit injury and illness information electronically to OSHA. The next reporting deadline is set for March 2, 2019.

While all employers must follow reporting requirements, recordkeeping obligations apply only to nonexempt employers. The list of exempt industries was also updated in 2015.


Reporting Requirements

·   Work-related fatalities must be reported within eight hours.

·   Inpatient hospitalizations, amputations and losses of an eye must be reported within 24 hours.

·   Beginning in 2017, certain establishments must submit information from their OSHA Forms 300A on an annual basis.

Recording Requirements

·   Employers must record work-related injuries and illnesses if they have 10 or more employees and do not belong to a partially exempt industry.

·   Use OSHA Forms 300, 300A and 301.

·   Form 300A must be posted every year from Feb. 1 to April 30.

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