• Part Number:
    1904
  • Part Number Title:
    Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illness
  • Subpart:
    1904 Subpart C
  • Subpart Title:
    Recordkeeping Forms and Recording Criteria
  • Standard Number:
  • Title:
    Recording criteria.
  • GPO Source:
1904.4(a)
Basic requirement. Each employer required by this part to keep records of fatalities, injuries, and illnesses must record each fatality, injury and illness that:
1904.4(a)(1)
Is work-related; and
1904.4(a)(2)
Is a new case; and
1904.4(a)(3)
Meets one or more of the general recording criteria of §1904.7 or the application to specific cases of §§1904.8 through 1904.12.
1904.4(b)
Implementation—
1904.4(b)(1)
What sections of this rule describe recording criteria for recording work-related injuries and illnesses? The table below indicates which sections of the rule address each topic.
1904.4(b)(1)(i)
Determination of work-relatedness. See §1904.5.
1904.4(b)(1)(ii)
Determination of a new case. See §1904.6.
1904.4(b)(1)(iii)
General recording criteria. See §1904.7.
1904.4(b)(1)(iv)
Additional criteria. (Needlestick and sharps injury cases, tuberculosis cases, hearing loss cases, medical removal cases, and musculoskeletal disorder cases). See §§1904.8 through 1904.12.
1904.4(b)(2)

How do I decide whether a particular injury or illness is recordable? The decision tree for recording work-related injuries and illnesses below shows the steps involved in making this determination.

Decision tree showing actions deciding if a particular injury or illness is recordable. Did the employee experience an injury or illness? If No, Do not record the injury or illness. If Yes, Is the injury or illness work-related? If No, Do no record the injury or illness. If Yes, Is the injury or illness a new case? If No, Update the previously recorded injury or illness entry if necessary. If Yes, Does the injury or illness meet the general recording citeria or the application to specfic cases? If No, Do not record the injury or illness. If Yes, record the injury or illness.

[66 FR 6122, Jan. 19, 2001; 81 FR 91809 Dec 19, 2016; 82 FR 20548 May 3, 2017]