OSHA Requirements

Forms to use

This is one download consisting of three forms with instructions. The forms are designed for 8.5 x 14 inch paper, so you will have to click "shrink to fit" to put it one a regular 8.5 x 11 sheet.

OSHA forms in Excel.

Before we begin

The information below does not include information on handling hazardous materials or hazardous wastes. These requirements are handled by the state's environmental protection agency.

OSHA requirements

These are general requirements for businesses not handling toxic or hazardous materials:

  1. Maintain a place of employment that is safe and healthful for employees
  2. Comply with occupational safety and health regulations
  3. Provide employees with training in general safe work practices
  4. Allow employees access to medical records
  5. Display the OSHA notice Safety and Health Protection on the Job included here.
  6. Maintain the OSHA Injury Log (included here) and allow access to these records
  7. Exceptions to the injury/illness log

    Click here for a list of businesses which are exempt from recordkeeping activities.

    If an injury or illness occurs

    You must report all workplace fatalities and any serious accident, requiring 24 hours hospitalization to OSHA immediately. This does not apply to injuries from highway accidents. Unless your business is in the exempt list above, you must maintain a log and summary of occupational illnesses and injuries. This log has three parts:

    1. Log of each incident. Record any work related injury that involves loss of consciousness, restricted work activity, medical treatment beyond first aid, days away from work or a job transfer.
    2. Incident Report Within 7 days of the injury or illness, complete this form. It documents more details about the incident.
    3. Annual Summary Complete this in January and post ONLY this report in February, March and April. Do not post any other information because the other reports may contain confidential medical information.

    ALL businesses must post the Annual Summary in February, March and April of each year, even if there were no work-related injuries or illnesses.

    3 Free Safety Management Tools

    You can create a safety plan, track lost-time accidents, and keep the required OSHA records with three free online tools.

    1. Safety Writer
    2. Accident Tracker
    3. Record Keeper

    Free on-site consultation

    Handling Asbestos?

    Any business handling asbestos must be registered with OSHA.


    Call the OSHA office at 800-321-6742.