# FAQ
1 - An employee was injured with a splinter in his finger and did not report the incident to his supervisor. Then finger became infected because the splinter was never removed. The employee reported the incident 5 days later and the splinter had to be surgic
2 - An employee was working from 8:00am - 5:00pm and went home. The next day he reports that he injured his back the day before at work. He is seen and is placed on restricted duty. Is this recordable since he did not report the incident on the shift in whic
3 - Can we classify an incident as not work related because the employee didn't report it until several weeks later?
4 - Do I have to give my employees and their representative's access to the OSHA injury and illness records?
5 - Do I have to give my employees and their representatives access to the OSHA injury and illness records?
6 - Does the OSHA 300 log fall under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to keep patient's medical information private and confidential?
7 - Does the rule allow an employer to have an employee incentive program?
8 - Employee X is injured when he is stung by a bee at work, and he reports the injury to Employer. Employer disciplines Employee X for violating a work rule requiring employees to "maintain situational awareness." Employer only enforces the rule when employ
9 - Employee X reports a hand injury that she sustained while operating a saw after bypassing the guard on the saw, contrary to the employer's work rule. Employee X's hand injury required her to miss work for two days. Employer disciplined Employee X for byp
10 - Employee X twists her ankle at work but does not immediately realize that she is injured because her ankle is not painful or swollen, and therefore she does not report the injury to Employer. The next morning, Employee X's ankle is painful and swollen an
11 - Employee X twists his ankle at work but does not immediately realize that he is injured because his ankle is not sore or swollen, and therefore he does not report the injury to Employer. The next morning, Employee X's ankle is sore and swollen, and he re
12 - Employee X was injured when he inadvertently drove a forklift into a piece of stationary equipment, and he reported the injury to Employer. Employer required Employee X to take a drug test. Did Employer violate section 1904.35(b)(1)(iv) for drug testing
13 - Employer drug tests all employees who report work-related injuries to the employer to get a 5% reduction in its workers' compensation premiums under the state's voluntary Drug-Free Workplace program. Employer drug tests Employee X when she reports a work
14 - Employer holds a party for all employees who complete a safety training course. Employee X failed to attend the training because she was absent from work due to a work-related injury that she reported. Employer excluded Employee X from the training-compl
15 - Employer informs its employees that it will hold a substantial cash prize drawing for each work group at the end of each month in which all members of the work group comply with applicable safety rules, such as wearing required fall protection. Employee
16 - Employer informs its employees that it will hold a substantial cash prize drawing for each work group at the end of each month in which no employee in the work group sustains a lost-time injury. Employee X reports an injury that she sustained while opera
17 - Employer required Employee X to take a drug test after Employee X reported work-related carpal tunnel syndrome. Employer had no reasonable basis for suspecting that drug use could have contributed to her condition, and it had no other reasonable basis fo
18 - Employer requires all employees who report lost-time injuries to take a drug test because the employer's private insurance carrier provides discounted rates to employers that implement such a drug-testing policy. The relevant rate discount provisions in
19 - Employer requires all employees who report lost-time injuries to take a drug test regardless of whether drug use could have contributed to the injury because the drug testing requirement is included in the collective bargaining agreement at the workplace
20 - How does an employer inform each employee on how he or she is to report an injury or illness?
21 - How should an employer inform employees of their right to report work-related injuries and illnesses free from retaliation by their employer?
22 - If an employee or representative asks for access to the OSHA 300 Log, when do I have to provide it?
23 - If an employee or representative asks for access to the OSHA 301 Incident Report, when do I have to provide it?
24 - May an employer require post-incident drug testing for an employee who reports a workplace injury or illness?
25 - May I charge for the copies?
26 - May I remove the names of the employees or any other information from the OSHA 300 Log before I give copies to an employee, former employee, or employee representative?
27 - What must I do to make sure that employees report work-related injuries and illnesses to me?
28 - Who is a "personal representative" of an employee or former employee?
29 - Who is an authorized employee representative?
# Federal Register
1 - 89:22558-22601 - Worker Walkaround Representative Designation Process; Final Rule - PDF
2 - 88:47254-47349 - Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses; Final Rule - PDF
3 - 87:18528-18558 - Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses; Proposed Rule - PDF
4 - 86:32376-32628 - Occupational Exposure to COVID-19; Emergency Temporary Standard; Interim Final Rule
5 - 84:380-406 - Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses - PDF
6 - 82:20548-20549 - Clarification of Employer's Continuing Obligation To Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness - PDF
7 - 81:91792-91810 - Clarification of Employer's Continuing Obligation To Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness - PDF
8 - 81:88147-88167 - Prevention of Workplace Violence in Healthcare and SocialAssistance - PDF
9 - 81:29623-29694 - Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses; Final Rule - PDF
10 - 80:45116-45131 - Clarification of Employer's Continuing Obligation To Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness - PDF
11 - 79:56129-56188 - Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements--NAICS Update and Reporting Revisions - PDF
12 - 79:47605-47610 - Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses - PDF
# Regulations
1 - 1904.35 - Employee involvement.
# Standard Interpretations
1 - 1904.35 - Compliance with the access provisions when using a software application containing the records
2 - 1904.35 - Interim Enforcement Procedures for New Recordkeeping Requirements Under 29 CFR 1904.35
3 - 1904.35 - How to maintain logs for employees across multiple locations.
4 - 1904.35 - The Requirements of Submitting OSHA's Recordkeeping Forms to the United States Department of Labor/OSHA
5 - 1904.35 - Employee and employee representative access rights to OSHA 300 Log and OSHA 300-A Summary forms.
6 - 1904.35 - Recording criteria for cases involving workers from a temporary help service, employee leasing service, or personnel supply service.