OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements


OSHA Recordkeeping (OSHA 29 CFR 1904): Records must be maintained for 5 years previous to the current year and must be available in the establishment for inspection. Under OSHA, only employers with more than 10 employees are required to maintain these records. There are some exemptions to this law. Under House Bill 308, all public employers are required to maintain the forms, regardless of number of employees and form 300A must be submitted every year. The following is a list of

OSHA Recordkeeping Forms; 

  • OSHA Form 300: “Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses”. Used to record every work-related death and about every work-related injury or illness that involves loss of consciousness, restricted work activity or job transfer, days away from work, or medical treatment beyond first aid.
  • OSHA Form 300A: “Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses”. Used to summarize the statistical data gathered with form 300. This form must be posted from February 1 to April 30 of the year following the year covered by the form.
  • OSHA Form 301: “Injuries and Illnesses Incident Report”. This form is one of the first forms you must fill out when a recordable work related injury or illness has occurred. It is used to provide detailed information on injuries and illnesses, how they occurred, etc. This form is the basis for the information filled out on the OSHA Form 300.
Severe Injury Reporting

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 Recordkeeping Resources
OSHA Recordkeeping Standards