Special Topics in Safety Management

OSHA 300 Recordkeeping and Reporting

Injury and illness recordkeeping is a common pitfall for many companies.

Employers with more than 10 employees must keep records of work-related injuries and illnesses; however, certain low-hazard industries are exempt. All employers, including those exempt from standard recordkeeping or reporting requirements under workplace safety and health rules, must report any fatality, inpatient hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye to OSHA. Employers must report any worker fatality within 8 hours and any amputation, loss of an eye, or hospitalization of a worker within 24 hours.

OSHA has also amended its recordkeeping regulation to remove the requirement to electronically submit to OSHA information from the OSHA Form 300 and OSHA Form 301 for establishments with 250 or more employees that are required to routinely keep injury and illness records. Covered establishments are only required to electronically submit information from the OSHA Form 300A. OSHA has also issued temporary enforcement guidance related to the COVID-19 pandemic for Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses required under 29 CFR Part 1904. You can learn more about that here.

For more OSHA 300, visit the Safety.BLR.com resource center for Injury and Illness Records (OSHA 300).