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OSHA Recordkeeping Criteria

Employers with 10 or more employees must record worker injury or illnesses on OSHA 300 Form, Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses.

The employer must document all individual recordable injuries and illnesses on the OSHA 300 Form within 7 days of notification they occurred.

OSHA Standard for recording injuries: 29 CFR 1904, Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses 

General Recording Criteria on OHSA Form 300 and Notification: 

  • Death - report to OSHA within 8 hours
  • Hospitalization - work-related, report to OSHA within 8 hours
  • Amputation - report to OSHA within 24 hours
  • Loss of an Eye - report to OSHA within 24 hours
  • New work - related injury or illness
  • Medical treatment beyond first aid
  • Loss of Consciousness
  • Days away from work
  • Restricted work or transfer to another job (due to injury or illness)

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NOTE: Work-related COVID-19 virus is recordable on the OSHA 300 form if any of the above criteria is met.

Frequently Asked Questions for OSHA's Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Rule

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