Are You Exempt from Keeping OSHA Accident and Injury Records?

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Written by Robert E. Sheriff, MS, CIH, CSP, President

November 14, 2018


Changes Effective January 1, 2015

These are the partial exemptions.

  1. Any employer with ten (10) or fewer employees is exempt from recordkeeping of injuries and illness (29CFR1904 Subpart B).
  2. Any one of the 82 NAICS Code Industries listed in Non-Mandatory Appendix A to Sub part B which can be found at

They Include: 

No one is exempt from the following:

  • Reporting a work related fatality within 8 hours.
  • Reporting a work related inpatient hospitalization, all amputations and all losses of an eye within 24 hours.

Those keeping records must still use the OSHA 300 Log if they are not exempt.

Emergency-non-exempt reporting can be done by:

  1. 1-800-321-6742 (24 hours/day).
  2. Call nearest OSHA area office during normal business hours.
  3. OSHA proposes to offer an online form for reporting but it is not yet available (as of September 2015).

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