OSHA Reporting and Recordkeeping: Compliance Overview

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires covered employers to report and record occupational injuries and illnesses. OSHA current reporting and recordkeeping requirements became effective on Jan. 1, 2015.

To comply with reporting requirements, employers must report any work-related employee fatality within eight hours, and any inpatient hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye within 24 hours. In addition, a 2016 final rule requires certain establishments to submit injury and illness information electronically to OSHA. The most recent electronic reporting deadline was March 2, 2019.

While all employers must follow reporting requirements, recordkeeping obligations apply only to nonexempt employers. The list of exempt industries was also updated in 2015.

To help you stay in compliance with OSHA standards, we have compiled an overview document, OSHA Reporting and Recordkeeping, that highlights and details all reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

This document includes important information including the following:

  • Reporting requirements
  • Recordkeeping requirements
  • Employers subject to OSHA
  • Electronic reporting information
  • General recording criteria
  • Posting requirements
  • Links and resources

Download the OSHA Reporting and Recordkeeping document to get started.