Many employers with more than 10 employees are required to keep a record of serious work-related injuries and illnesses. (Certain low-risk industries are exempted.) Minor injuries requiring first aid only do not need to be recorded. Learn More

This information helps employers, workers and OSHA evaluate the safety of a workplace, understand industry hazards, and implement worker protections to reduce and eliminate hazards –preventing future workplace injuries and illnesses.

The records must be maintained at the worksite for at least five years. Each February through April, employers must post a summary of the injuries and illnesses recorded the previous year. Also, if requested, copies of the records must be provided to current and former employees, or their representatives.

Get recordkeeping forms 300, 300A, 301, and additional instructions.

Read the full OSHA Recordkeeping regulation (29 CFR 1904).

The Injury Tracking Application (ITA) is accessible from the ITA launch page, where you can provide the Agency your OSHA Form 300A information. The date by which certain employers are required to submit to OSHA the information from their completed Form 300A is March 2nd of the year after the calendar year covered by the form.

Employers must report any worker fatality within 8 hours and any amputation, loss of an eye, or hospitalization of a worker within 24 hours. Learn details and how to report online or by phone.

The OSHA Training Institute Education Center is offering OSHA 7845-Recordkeeping Rule Seminar in multiple locations in 2019 and 2020. This half-day course is designed to assist employers in identifying and fulfilling their responsibilities for maintaining and posting records of illnesses and injuries and reporting specific cases to OSHA. Click here for more information and to register.