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Summary of OSHA’s recordkeeping rule:

Effective 1/1/2024 – Department of Labor announces rule expanding submission requirements for injury, illness data provided by employers in high-hazard industries

News Release – https://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/national/07172023

OSHA Fact Sheet – https://www.osha.gov/sites/default/files/publications/OSHA_FS-4272_ITA_07-2023.pdf

As of January 1, 2015, all employers must report:

  • All work-related fatalities with 8 hours.
  • All work-related inpatient hospitalizations, all amputations and all losses of an eye within 24 hours.

You can report to OSHA by

  • Calling OSHA’s free and confidential number at 1-800-321-OSHA (6742)
  • Calling your closest Area Office during normal business hours.
  • Using the new online form that will soon be available.

Detailed information can be obtained from OSHA’s website using the following link:


OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rule also require the need for maintaining occupational injury and illness records. Employers with 10 or fewer employees throughout the previous calendar year do not need to complete these forms. In addition to the small employer exemption, there is an exemption for establishments classified in certain industries. A complete list of exempt industries can be found on the OSHA web page at www.osha.gov. Establishments normally exempt from keeping the OSHA forms must complete the forms if they are informed in writing to do so by the Bureau of Labor Statistics or OSHA.

Recordkeeping forms (300, 300A, and 301) and instructions can be obtained from OSHA’s website using the following link:

OSHA Recordkeeping Forms

A brief tutorial on completing the OSHA Recordkeeping forms came be viewed using the following link:

OSHA Recordkeeping Tutorial

OSHA’s rules regarding the Recording and Reporting of Occupational Injuries and Illness are contained in 29 CFR, part 1904. The complete standard can be reviewed using the following link:



Downloadable Files
OSHA Recordkeeping Forms (2004)

OSHA Recordkeeping Forms (2004) 8 1/2 x 11

Part 1904 – Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

OSHA 300 Instruction Packet

Incidence Rate Calculations