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Record Keeping

Record Keeping Requirements

OSHA’s record keeping regulation requires certain employers to prepare and maintain records of certain occupational injuries and illnesses. Many employers with 10 or more employees fall into this category. The records are kept using OSHA forms 300, 300A and 301, found below.

This information is meant to help workers, employers and OSHA evaluate workplace hazards and safety in the workplace to reduce and eliminate hazards, preventing future injuries and illnesses.

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

Employers are required by OSHA to immediately report a worker fatality (within 8 hours) and any amputation, hospitalization or loss of eye (within 24 hours).


Injury and Illness Record Keeping Forms – 300, 300A, 301


Note: these forms are not designed for printing on standard 8.5 x 11″ paper. If you want to print on 8.5 x 11″ paper, you may need to change your printing settings to use “Shrink to Fit”

It is also recommended that you do not attempt to print these forms from your web browser — download the PDF file first by right-clicking on the links themselves then print them by opening the file on your computer.


Instructions for Forms 300, 300A, 301 (Instructions ONLY) – PDF Fillable Format

Forms 300, 300A, 301 (Forms ONLY) – PDF Fillable Format

Forms 300, 300A, 301 and Instructions

Forms 300, 300A, 301 (Forms ONLY)

Forms 300, 300A, 301 Excel format (Forms ONLY)
Requires Microsoft Excel, Excel equivalent, free MS Excel Viewer or other file viewers


Record Keeping – Frequently Asked Questions


How Does OSHA Define a Recordable Injury or Illness
Am I required to keep OSHA Injury and Illness Reports?
Where can I find the full OSHA Record Keeping Regulation?


Electronic Submission of Records

Starting in 2017, many employers will be required to electronically submit the summary of injuries and illnesses to OSHA. To learn more about the electronic submission of records click here.