Recordable Injuries through OSHA

Recordable Injuries through OSHA

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines a recordable injury as any where medical treatment – beyond first aid – is required. Any injuries that can be treated with first aid measures like wound coverings or cold pack therapy are not classified as recordable.

When setting up a workplace safety program, it is important to keep these OSHA rules in mind. Recordable situations include any injury or illness that results in:

  • Casts or rigid splints
  • Deep cuts or tears that need stitches
  • Exercises recommended by a health care professional
  • Fractured or cracked bones or teeth
  • Hepatitis B vaccination
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Non-prescription medication usage at prescription strength
  • Prescribed medications (whether used or not)
  • Punctured eardrums
  • Rabies vaccination
  • Referrals for physical therapy or chiropractic manipulations
  • Time away from work or restricted work
  • Transfer to another job

Learn more about creating a workplace safety program here.

Electronic Submission of OSHA Form 300 and 301 Updates

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) amended its occupational injury and illness recordkeeping regulation to require establishments with 100 or more employees in certain designated industries to electronically submit information from their OSHA Forms 300 and 301 to OSHA once a year.

All the establishments required to submit information from their OSHA Form 300 Log and OSHA Form 301 Incident Report to OSHA under this rule are already required to collect and retain this information. They are currently required to electronically submit to OSHA information from their OSHA Form 300A Annual Summary.

The change occurring is the addition of the requirement to electronically submit the 301 Incident Form for employers with 100 or more employees in certain designated industries. The designated industries are listed in Appendix B to Subpart E of 29 CFR Part 1904 within the OSHA website.

In addition, establishments will be required to include their company name when making electronic submissions to OSHA. OSHA intends to post data from the annual electronic submissions on a public website after identifying and removing information that could reasonably be expected to identify individuals directly, such as names and contact information. This final rule became effective on January 1, 2024.