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Occupational Injury and Illness Reporting checklist

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1. Occupational Injury and Illness Reporting

  • 1.1 The employer does maintain a log and summary of recordable occupational injuries and illnesses that reflects separately the illness and injury experience of each establishment.
  • 1.2 All recordable injuries or illnesses are reported on the log and summary within 6 working days after the employer finds out about the case, or the requirements are for alternative site recording.
  • 1.3 If the employer keeps the log and summary at an alternative site or in a computer, a hard copy of the information is available at the establishment that is current to within 45 days and which can, at anytime, be updated to within 6 days after a reportable case has occurred.
  • 1.4 A supplementary record on OSHA Form No. 301 or equivalent is available for each recordable occupational injury or illness.
  • 1.5 The summary of the previous calendar year is showing the totals from the OSHA Form No. 300 completed by February 1 and posted from February 1 to March 1.
  • 1.6 The posted summary does include totals from the OSHA Form No. 300, calendar year covered, establishment name and address, signature of certifier (employer representative), title, and date.
  • 1.7 The summary is posted in places where information for employees is normally posted (such as employee or union bulletin boards).
  • 1.8 Employees who do not regularly report to their establishment do receive a copy of the summary with their paycheck or in the mail.
  • 1.9 All of the injury and illness records are described above kept for 5 years.
  • 1.10 Employees, former employees, and their representatives are granted access to the summary and the log (OSHA Form No. 300) for examination and copying.
  • 1.11 Every fatality or the in-patient hospitalization of three or more employees resulting from a work-related incident is reported within 8 hours to the nearest OSHA Area Office in person or by using the OSHA toll-free central telephone number.
  • 1.12 Work-related needlestick injuries and cuts from sharp objects that are contaminated with another person’s blood or potentially infected material are recorded in the OSHA 300 log.
  • 1.13 Your establishment does complete OSHA’s annual survey form, if requested.