What is an OSHA Recordable?
Any workplace injury or illness that results in loss of consciousness, days away from work, restricted work, or transfer to another job. Any work-related injury or illness requiring medical treatment beyond first aid, such as diagnosed case of cancer, chronic irreversible diseases, fractured or cracked bones or teeth, and punctured eardrums.
What is OSHA Reportable?
Must Report Within:
- Fatality – 8 hours
- Loss of consciousness – 24 hours
- Amputation – 24 hours
- In-patient Hospitalization – 24 hours
- Loss of eye sight – 24 hours
- A heart attack on the job can also be considered reportable.
Documentation Required by OSHA
Employers must complete an OSHA 300 log for each injury or illness that qualifies. A 300A, summary report, summarizing the 300 logs must be completed annually. This report must be posted in a common area for all employees to see from February 1 to April 30 each year. This report is also required to be electronically submitted to OSHA.
- Who is responsible for reporting an incident/accident?
- What is (your organizations) procedure for reporting an incident/accident?
- Why is it important to report any and all injuries through proper channels? Even if it may not be an OSHA recordable or reportable?
NOTE: Always promote a discussion on any of the topics covered in the Tool Box Talks. Should any question arise that you cannot answer, don’t hesitate to contact your Employer.