# Directives
1 - National - CPL 02-00-150 - Field Operations Manual (FOM) - PDF
2 - National - CPL 02-00-148 [CPL 02-00-148] - Field Operations Manual (FOM) - PDF
3 - National - CPL 02-00-148 [CPL 02-00-148-3-09] - Field Operations Manual (FOM) - PDF
# FAQ
1 - Do I have to report a fatality or in-patient hospitalization caused by a heart attack?
2 - Do I have to report an in-patient hospitalization that involves only observation or diagnostic testing?
3 - Do I have to report the fatality, in-patient hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye if it occurred on a commercial or public transportation system?
4 - Do I have to report the fatality, inpatient hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye if it resulted from a motor vehicle accident on a public street or highway?
5 - Does loss of an eye include loss of sight?
6 - How do you differentiate between an amputation without bone and avulsions?
7 - How does OSHA define "amputation"?
8 - How does OSHA define "in-patient hospitalization"?
9 - I don't have to keep OSHA records because my company has fewer than 11 employees. Do I still have to report these events?
10 - If an employee is admitted to the hospital for Carpal Tunnel surgery, is this reportable?
11 - If an employee is hospitalized as an in-patient and the only care or treatment provided is from OSHA's "first aid list" (for example if the only treatment is non-prescription medication), does the event become reportable?
12 - If an injured worker is formally admitted to the Emergency Room of a hospital, is this a reportable event?
13 - If my employee spent the night at the hospital, do I have to report an in-patient hospitalization?
14 - If the Area Office is closed, may I report the fatality, in-patient hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye by leaving a message on OSHA's answering machine, faxing the Area Office, or sending an email?
15 - What if I don't learn about a reportable fatality, in-patient hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye right away? Or what if I cannot determine that it was work-related right away?
16 - What if I don't learn right away that the reportable fatality, in-patient hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye was the result of a work-related incident?
17 - What if the fatality, in-patient hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye does not occur during or right after the work-related incident?
18 - What is considered a "construction work zone" for purposes of section 1904.39(b)(3)?
19 - What is meant by the "loss of an eye"?
20 - When a work-related heart attack occurs in the workplace and the employee dies one or more days later, how should the case be reported to OSHA?
21 - When do I have to report these work-related fatalities and severe injuries/illnesses?
22 - Who determines whether an employee was formally admitted to the in-patient service of a hospital or clinic for care or treatment?
23 - Who should report a fatality or in-patient hospitalization of a temporary worker?