According to OSHA, "all employers under OSHA jurisdiction must report all work-related fatalities, hospitalizations, amputations and losses of an eye to OSHA, even employers who are exempt from routinely keeping OSHA injury and illness records due to company size or industry."
- Only report fatalities that occurred within 30 days of a work-
- Inpatient Hospitalization, Amputation, Eye Loss
- Only report within 24 hrs. of a work-related injury
What to Report
- Establishment Name
- Location of the work-related incident
- Time of work-related incident
- Type of reportable event (i.e., fatality, inpatient hospitalization, amputation or loss of eye)
- Number of employees who suffered the event
- Names of the employees who suffered the event
- Contact person and his/her phone number
- Brief description of work-related incident
Amputation - the traumatic loss of a limb or other external body part. Include a part, such as a limb or appendage, that has been severed, cut off, amputated (either completely or partially); fingertip amputations with or without bone loss; medical amputations resulting from irreparable damage; and amputations of body parts that have since been reattached.
Inpatient Hospitalization - a formal admission to the inpatient service of a hospital or clinic for car or treatment.
What you DON'T have to report
- Motor Vehicle accident on public street or highway. Report if event happened in a construction work zone.
- If event occurred Commercial or Public Transportation system (airplane, subway, bus, ferry, streetcar, light rail, train).
- If event occurred more than 30 days after the work-related incident in the case of a fatality or more than 24 hrs. after the work-related incident in the case of an inpatient hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye.
- Inpatient hospitalization for diagnostic testing or observation of employee.
- Heart attack, unless heart attack resulted from a work-related incident.
Who to Call
- Telephone nearest OSHA Area Office
- Telephone 24-hr OSHA hotline (1-800-321-6742)
Visit OSHA's website at www.osha.gov/recordkeeping2014 or click here for the Fact Sheet.