OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements

Electronic Submission of Records

OSHA collects work-related injury and illness data from establishments through the Injury Tracking Application (ITA).

Establishments that meet certain size and industry criteria are required to electronically submit injury and illness data from their OSHA Form 300A, 300, and 301 (or equivalent forms) once per year to OSHA. OSHA collects this work-related injury and illness data through the Injury Tracking Application (ITA). The ITA launch page also has answers to frequently asked questions.

Recordkeeping Requirements

Many employers with more than 10 employees are required to keep a record of serious work-related injuries and illnesses. (Certain low-risk industries are exempted.) Note: The list of partially exempt industries is based on the 2007 NAICS codes. If an industry listed on the “Non-Mandatory Appendix A to Sub part B – Partially Exempt Industries” no longer exists in the 2017 and 2022 NAICS coding system, this would not change your partially exempt status. {See FAQ 2-3 and 2-4}. Minor injuries requiring first aid only do not need to be recorded.

This information helps employers, workers and OSHA evaluate the safety of a workplace, understand industry hazards, and implement worker protections to reduce and eliminate hazards -preventing future workplace injuries and illnesses.

For information on recording cases of work-related COVID-19 during the COVID-19 Pandemic, see OSHA's COVID-19 Regulations page or OSHA’s COVID-19 page.

Maintaining and Posting Records

The records must be maintained at the worksite for at least five years. Each February through April, employers must post a summary of the injuries and illnesses recorded the previous year. Also, if requested, copies of the records must be provided to current and former employees, or their representatives.

Fatality and Severe Injury Reporting

Employers must report any worker fatality within 8 hours and any amputation, loss of an eye, or hospitalization of a worker within 24 hours.