How Do You File an OSHA Incident Report Form?


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Fill out an OSHA incident report by calling confidential and toll-free number or by visiting the nearest OSHA offices during normal business hours. Under the OSHA Recordkeeping regulations, covered employers are also required to prepare and keep a record of work-related injuries and illnesses using OSHA Forms 300, 300A and 301. The records will be helpful in assessing workplace safety and implementing better worker protection, as stated by OSHA.

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For recordkeeping of work-related illnesses and injuries, employers may consult the Detailed Guidance for OSHA's Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Rule handbook, which is downloadable from the OSHA website. A short tutorial on recordkeeping in slideshow format is also available on the website.

The following shows how to file an OSHA Form 301 Injury and Illness Report.

  1. Download the form
  2. Go to the OSHA website and download Form 301.

  3. Fill out the form
  4. After printing out the form, fill in the employee information. Answer questions 14 to 17, which are about the incident, as thoroughly as possible. The OSHA may refer to the answers for future investigation and may assist employers in improving workplace safety standards, according to Safety Services Company.

  5. Report and file
  6. The form must be completed and filed within 7 days after the incident. Refer to the Detailed Guidance for OSHA's Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Rule handbook about filing the incident report.

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