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OSHA 300 Recordkeeping

 Changes effective:

January 1,2004

January 1, 2002


Some of the revisions to the recordkeeping requirements were:


Note: Some employers are considered "Partially Exempt" from the reporting requirements, based upon being considered a "non-hazardous" industry, unless they are asked in writing to do so by OSHA, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), or a state agency operating under the authority of OSHA or the BLS.  However, all employers, including those partially exempted by reason of company size or industry classification, must report to OSHA any workplace incident that results in a fatality or the hospitalization of three or more employees.




Organizations must consider the following injuries or illnesses to be privacy concern cases:

(i) An injury or illness to an intimate body part or the reproductive system;

(ii) An injury or illness resulting from a sexual assault;

(iii) Mental illnesses;

(iv) HIV infection, hepatitis, or tuberculosis;

(v) Needlestick injuries and cuts from sharp objects that are contaminated with another person's blood or other potentially infectious material; and

(vi) Other illnesses, if the employee independently and voluntarily requests that his or her name not be entered on the log.

For assistance with Safety Management Programs and "OSHA Record-Keeping and Compliance" contact:

Link to OSHA-300 form; new as of 1/1/2004 (pdf)


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