DOL - 29 CFR PART 1904
RECORDING AND REPORTING OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES AND ILLNESSES
|Publication Date:||1 July 2016|
NOTE TO SUBPART B: All employers covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) are covered by these part 1904 regulations. However, most employers do not have to keep OSHA injury and illness records unless OSHA or the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) informs them in writing that they must keep records. For example, employers with 10 or fewer employees and business establishments in certain industry classifications are partially exempt from keeping OSHA injury and illness records.
The purpose of this rule (Part 1904) is to require employers to record and report work-related fatalities, injuries and illnesses. NOTE TO § 1904.0: Recording or reporting a work-related injury, illness, or fatality does not mean that the employer or employee was at fault, that an OSHA rule has been violated, or that the employee is eligible for workers' compensation or other benefits.