OSHA Injury & Illness Record Keeping & Reporting Requirements

OSHA Injury & Illness Record Keeping & Reporting Requirements

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Record Keeping Requirements

Many employers with more than 10 employees are required to keep a record of serious work-related injuries and illnesses. (Certain low-risk industries are exempted.) Minor injuries requiring first aid only do not need to be recorded.

Click the following links for more information about the requirements for your company.

§  How does OSHA define a recordable injury or illness?

§  How does OSHA define first aid?

This information helps employers, workers and OSHA evaluate the safety of a workplace, understand industry hazards, and implement worker protections to reduce and eliminate hazards –preventing future workplace injuries and illnesses.

Maintaining and Posting Records

The company employee records must be maintained at the work site for at least five years. Each February through April, employers must post a summary of the injuries and illnesses recorded the previous year. Also, if requested, copies of the records must be provided to current and former employees, or their representatives.

The log and summary forms can be accessed via the following websites:

OSHA Forms
Other Forms