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What's NOT Required in OSHA Injury/Illness Submissions?

Posted on 1/5/2024 by Roger Marks

OSHA now requires more robust annual submissions about recordable injury and illness cases from workplaces with 100 or more employees in certain very-high-risk industries (Details). 

Starting with submissions due by March 2, 2024, these workplaces must provide OSHA with the annual summary of injury and illness data (Form 300A) as well as more detailed data from the employer’s daily case log (Form 300) and from Incident Reports (Form 301).

OSHA will require more information from certain employers, but not every piece of information from Form 300 or 301 is mandatory for annual reporting purposes.

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Annual Reporting: Non-required Fields From OSHA Forms

The following data points from Forms 300 and 301 are not mandatory as part of annual injury and illness reporting. 

Not required from Form 300, Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses

  • Employee name (Column B).

Not required from Form 301, Injury and Illness Incident Report:

  • Employee name (Field 1).
  • Employee address (Field 2).
  • Name of physician of other health care professional (Field 6).
  • Facility name and address if treatment was given away from the worksite (Field 7). 

Covered workplaces must continue to record all of the information these forms ask for. Injuries and illnesses that meet the recording criteria in 29 CFR 1904 must be logged on Form 300, and OSHA requires an Incident Report to be filled out “within 7 calendar days after you receive information that a recordable work-related injury or illness has occurred.”  

By knowing what’s required (and what’s not) for annual submissions, workplaces can meet their duty for complete and accurate reporting, protect employee privacy, and save time by excluding extraneous detail. 

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