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Employer's First Report of Injury or disease

Important OSHA Guidance


Updates to OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rule: Reporting Fatalities and Severe Injuries

Who is required to report fatalities and severe injuries:
All employers under OSHA jurisdiction must report these incidents to OSHA, even employers who are exempt from routinely keeping OSHA records due to company size or industry.

What am I required to report under the new rule?
Employers now must call OSHA’s local office at 603-225-1629 or 24-hour hotline 800-321-6742 to report the following work-related incidents:

  • Fatalities (within 8 hours)
  • Inpatient hospitalizations of one or more employees (within 24 hours)
  • Amputations (within 24 hours)
  • Losses of an eye (within 24 hours)