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• Part Number: 1904
• Part Title: Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illness
• Subpart: C
• Subpart Title: Recordkeeping Forms and Recording Criteria
• Standard Number: 1904.4
• Title: Recording criteria.

Note to Subpart C: This Subpart describes the work-related injuries and illnesses that an employer must enter into the OSHA records and explains the OSHA forms that employers must use to record work-related fatalities, injuries, and illnesses.

Basic requirement. Each employer required by this Part to keep records of fatalities, injuries, and illnesses must record each fatality, injury and illness that:
Is work-related; and
Is a new case; and
Meets one or more of the general recording criteria of § 1904.7 or the application to specific cases of § 1904.8 through § 1904.12.
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.
Determination of work-relatedness. See § 1904.5.
Determination of a new case. See § 1904.6.
General recording criteria. See § 1904.7.
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.
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 graphic
[37 FR 736, Jan. 18, 1972, as amended at 47 FR 145, Jan. 5, 1982; 62 FR 44552, Aug. 22, 1997; 66 FR 6123, Jan. 19, 2001]

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