Archive Notice - OSHA Archive

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OSHA requirements are set by statute, standards and regulations. Our interpretation letters explain these requirements and how they apply to particular circumstances, but they cannot create additional employer obligations. This letter constitutes OSHA's interpretation of the requirements discussed. Note that our enforcement guidance may be affected by changes to OSHA rules. Also, from time to time we update our guidance in response to new information. To keep apprised of such developments, you can consult OSHA's website at

May 20, 1996

Wanda Padgett
Westinghouse Savannah River Company
Post Office Box 816
Aiken, South Carolina 29802

Dear Ms. Padgett:

Thank you for your letter dated March 18, requesting an interpretation regarding completion of the OSHA 101 Supplementary Record. Question number 18 on the OSHA 101 clearly requests the name and address of the treating physician. Employers are required to supply this information when applicable. Therefore, substitution of the name of the medical practice in place of the actual physician is not acceptable.

OSHA is currently in the process of revising its entire injury and illness recordkeeping system, including the forms (see enclosed Federal Register notice). We encourage you to comment on the proposed revisions and in particular the provisions regarding the proposed OSHA 301 which is intended to replace the current OSHA 101. I hope you find this information useful. If you have any further questions, please contact us at Area Code (202) 219-6463.


Bob Whitmore
Division of Recordkeeping Requirements