Safety Reporting and Recordkeeping

Safety Reporting and Record Keeping 1

You have the responsibility to provide a safe and healthy workplace.

You’re required to keep a record of serious work-related injuries and illnesses if you’re a business with more than 10 employees. Minor injuries do not need to be recorded.

These records shall be maintained at the worksite for a minimum of least five years. Each February through April, you must post an executive signed summary of the injuries and illnesses recorded during the previous year. Also, if requested, you must provide copies of the records to current and former employees. You can submit injury tracking forms online to the Federal Government. Deadlines to submit forms may vary each year.

You’re required to report any worker fatality within eight hours and any amputation, loss of an eye, or hospitalization of a worker within 24 hours. You must report using one of the following methods: By telephone or in person to the OSHA Area Office that is nearest to the site of the incident. By telephone to the OSHA toll-free central telephone number, 1-800-321-OSHA (1-800-321-6742).

Questions? We’re here to help.

East Shore Safety is committed to helping you understand your responsibilities as an employer.

Contact us to answer any questions you have.

If you prefer;

OSHA’s area offices provide advice, education, and assistance to businesses and organizations who request help with occupational safety and health issues.

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