What to Report to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration

What to Report to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration

Employers are required to record on the OSHA 300 Log the injuries and illnesses of all employees on your payroll, whether they are labor, executive, hourly, salary, part-time, seasonal, or migrant workers. You also must record injuries and illnesses that occur to employees who are not on your payroll if you supervise these employees on a day-to-day basis. If your business is organized as a sole proprietorship or partnership, the owner or partners are not considered employees for record keeping purposes.

All employers are required to notify OSHA when:

  • An employee is killed on the job
  • Suffers a work-related hospitalization
  • Amputation
  • Loss of an eye

Not only are you required to report all of the above, but it matters when you report any of the above injuries. Fatalities must be reported in 8 hours. In-patient hospitalization, amputation, or eye loss must reported within 24 hours.

How to Make a Report to OSHA

  • Call the nearest OSHA office.
  • Call the OSHA 24-hour hotline at 1-800-321-6742(OSHA).
  • Report online

Be prepared to supply: Business name; names of employees affected; location and time of the incident, brief description of the incident; contact person and phone number.