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OSHA'S RECORDKEEPING RULE

OSHA INJURIES FORM

OSHA 301

OSHA form 301 is generally straightforward, needing employee information such as name, address, doctor information, and any injury or illness treatment. This form will be the first step of the recordkeeping process when a recordable work-related injury or illness has occurred.

Within  7 calendar days after you received the accident information you must fill out this form or an equivalent that provides all the same information as the 301 form. Some examples of forms that may be acceptable substitutes include some state workers's compensation, insurance, or other reports.

 According to Public Law 91-596 and 29 CFR 1904, OSHA’s recordkeeping rule, you must keep this form on file for 5 years following the year to which it pertains. 

OSHA INJURY- ILLNESS LOG:

  • Those employers required to keep track of workplace injuries and illnesses on OSHA Form 300 must publicly post their 2017 results on Form 300A by Feb 1, 2018. The rule does not apply to companies with 10 or fewer workers. 

  • Qualifying incidents that must be recorded on Form 300 include all:

    • Work-related deaths

    • Work-related injuries or illnesses that involve a worker's:

      • loss of consciousness

      • restricted work activity

      • transfer to another position

      • days away from work or

      • medical treatment past first aid

  • Form 300A must be posted from Feb. 1 through April 30 where company notices are normally displayed. OSHA can issue an other-than-serious citation for failure to follow the posting and reporting rules related to Form 300A.

  • With the exception of some state plans, construction companies with more than 20 employees are now required to electronically submit information from their 300A forms to OSHA. Submission deadlines:

    • December 15, 2017 -300A Form information for 2016

    • July 1, 2018 - 300A Form information for 2017

    • March 2, 2019 - 300A Form information for 2018

Employers must keep a log for each establishment or site. If you have more than one establishment, you must keep a separate log and summary for each physical location.
 
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WHAT KIND OF INJURIES OR ILLNESSES MUST BE REPORTED?

  • Work-related injuries and illnesses that result in the following must be recorded:

  • Death.

  • Loss of consciousness.

  • Days away from work.

  • Restricted work activity or job transfer.

  • Medical treatment beyond first aid.

  • Any work-related case involving cancer, chronic irreversible disease, a fractured or cracked bone, or a punctured eardrum.

WHAT OTHER KINDS OF INJURIES OR ILLNESSES MUST BE REPORTED?

  • Any needle-stick injury or cut from a sharp object that is contaminated with another person's blood or other potentially infectious material.

  • Any case requiring an employee to be medically removed under the requirements of an OSHA health standard.

  • Tuberculosis (TB) infection as evidenced by a positive skin test or diagnosis by a licensed health care professional after exposure to a known case of active TB.

  • An employee's hearing test result that the employee has experienced a standard threshold shift in hearing in one or both ears.

WHAT KIND OF INJURIES OR ILLNESSES DON'T NEED TO BE REPORTED?

  • An injury or illness resulting from a sexual assault,

  • An injury or illness to an intimate body part or to the reproductive system,

  • A mental illness,

  • A case of HIV infection, hepatitis, or tuberculosis,

  • A needlestick injury or cut from sharp object that is contaminated with blood or other potentially infectious material, and

  • Other illnesses, if the employee independently and voluntarily requests that his/her name not be entered on the log.



  • Need more clarification on different forms? Click below to find out more: