What is the OSHA 301 Form?

OSHA Form 301 is a form employers may use to describe the workplace injury or illness. Each injury or illness that is recorded on OSHA Form 300 or its equivalent must also be recorded on a Form 301 or its equivalent (a form is considered equivalent if it contains all the information asked on Form 301).

Employers must enter each recordable injury or illness on the OSHA 300 within 7 days of receiving information that a recordable injury or illness has occurred.

Employers must also save the OSHA 300 Log, the privacy case list (if one exists), the annual summary, and the OSHA 301 Incident Report forms for 5 years following the end of the calendar year that the records cover.

Reporting Fatalities, Hospitalizations, Amputations, and Losses of an Eye as a Result of Work-Related Incidents to OSHA

An employer must report the death of any employee as a result of a work-related incident within 8 hoursafter the death of the employee
An employer must report the in-patient hospitalization of one or more employees or an employee’s amputation or an employee’s loss of an eye, as a result of a work-related within 24 hours after the in-patient hospitalization of one or more employees or an employee’s amputation or an employee’s loss of an eye

Employers must report fatalities, hospitalizations, amputations, and loss of an eye by one of the following methods:

  • By telephone or in person to the OSHA Area Office that is nearest to the site of the incident
  • By telephone to the OSHA toll-free central telephone number, 1-800-321-OSHA (1-800-321-6742)
  • By electronic submission using the reporting application located on OSHA’s public Web site at www.osha.gov

For more information regarding OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping and reporting requirements, visit the following OSHA page.

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