OSHA requires most employers to submit data that reflects any recordable injuries and illnesses from your OSHA Forms 300 and 301. Employers with more than 10 employees that are not designated low-risk are required to keep a record of work-related injuries and illnesses. Minor injuries requiring first aid only do not need to be recorded.
Form 301 is the Injury and Illness Report, and is for each individual cases. Form 300, is a log of all injury or illness cases. Both forms must be updated as incidents occur.
As a reminder, employers are required to submit 2020 injury and illness summary data electronically by March 2, 2021. With few exceptions, most companies in the sheet metal and HVAC industry are required to submit this data.
Visit the Injury Tracking Application Electronic Submission of Injury and Illness Records for more information and a link to the Injury Tracking Application.
Posting of OSHA Form 301A (Summary of Injury and Illness )
Each February through April, most employers must post a summary of the injuries and illnesses recorded the previous year (OSHA Form 301A).
Records must be maintained for at least five years. Copies of the records must be provided to current and former employees, or their representatives, upon request.
Reporting Serious or Fatal Injuries
“Reporting” of injuries differs from “recording”. Employers must report to OSHA any worker fatality within 8 hours; and any amputation, loss of an eye, or hospitalization of a worker within 24 hours.