Generally, all employers with more than 10 employees must maintain the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (Form 300) and Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (Form 300A).

There are limited exceptions for employers in certain “specific low hazard” industries; however, all employers, regardless of size or exemption, must report to OSHA any workplace incident that results in a fatality, or in the hospitalization of three or more employees.

The agency provides the OSHA Recordkeeping Handbook, which is “designed to answer recordkeeping questions raised by employers, employees, and members of the OSHA family who are familiar with the basic requirements of the rule but wish to obtain additional information on specific recordkeeping issues.” The agency also provides a guide booklet for preparing and maintaining the required forms.

Covered employers must post their 2009 annual Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (Form 300A) by February 1, 2010. This information must remain posted for three months, or until April 30, 2010 and the Form 300 and Form 300A can be downloaded.