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On January 1, 2002, OSHA changed the injury and illness reporting forms, eliminating the 200 form and replacing it with a new 300 series. This page provides general guidance about OSHA's Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Rule - the revised recordkeeping rule and provides links to more detailed guidance.
A number of actions took place on January 1, 2002, including:
Three new recordkeeping forms came into use:
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)/OSHA publications: Recordkeeping Guidelines for Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, 1986 and A Brief Guide to Recordkeeping Requirements for Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, 1986 was withdrawn.
All letters of interpretation regarding the former rule's injury and illness recordkeeping requirements was withdrawn and removed from the OSHA CD-ROM and put into the OSHA Archive Set.
Most of the questions that OSHA has received about the detailed provisions of the new rule are answered in the regulation itself. However, other questions arise that are not directly answered, and OSHA has developed additional guidance to help employers comply with the recordkeeping requirements. The following table of contents provides links to additional guidance, or, if additional guidance has not been developed, to the regulation.
1904.1 Partial exemption for employers with 10 or fewer employees.
1904.2 Partial exemption for establishments in certain industries.
1904.3 Keeping records for more than one agency.
1904.4 Recording criteria.
1904.5 Determination of work-relatedness.
1904.6 Determination of new cases.
1904.7 General recording criteria.
1904.8 Recording criteria for needlestick and sharps injuries.
1904.9 Recording criteria for cases involving medical removal under OSHA standards.
1904.10 Recording criteria for cases involving occupational hearing loss.
1904.11 Recording criteria for work-related tuberculosis cases.
1904.12 Recording criteria for cases involving work-related musculoskeletal disorders.
1904.30 Multiple business establishments.
1904.31 Covered employees.
1904.32 Annual summary.
1904.33 Retention and updating.
1904.34 Change in business ownership.
1904.35 Employee involvement.
1904.36 Prohibition against discrimination.
1904.37 State recordkeeping regulations.
1904.38 Variances from the recordkeeping rule.
1904.39 Reporting fatalities and multiple hospitalization incidents to OSHA.
1904.40 Providing records to government representatives.
1904.41 Annual OSHA Injury and Illness Survey of Ten or More Employers.
1904.42 Requests from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for data.
1904.43 Summary and posting of year 2000 data.
1904.44 Retention and updating of old forms.
1904.45 OMB control numbers under the Paperwork Reduction Act