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California's Employer Records of Occupational Injury and Illness

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14300.31 - Covered Employees

Question 
If a self-employed person is injured or becomes ill while doing work at my establishment, does the case need to be recorded?

Answer 
No, self-employed individuals are not covered by the Cal/OSHA Act or the recordkeeping regulation. 

Question 
Who is responsible for recording injuries or illnesses for employees obtained from a temporary agency, employee leasing or personnel supply service?

Answer
Whoever supervises the employee on a day-to-day basis. If the day-to-day supervision is under the:

  • service (e.g. temporary agency, leasing or personnel supply), the service is responsible for recording the case.
  • establishment which used the service, the establishment is responsible for recording the case.

Question 
Does a temporary personnel agency have to record cases for their employees if they send them to work at establishments which are not required to keep Cal/OSHA records?

Answer
Again, recording is related to whomever supervises the employee on a day-to-day basis. If the day-to-day supervision is under the:

  • personnel service they are responsible for recording the case even if the employee performs work for an employer who is not required to keep Cal/OSHA records.
  • establishment which used the service, they do not have to record the case if they have no requirement to keep Cal/OSHA records.

Question 
Who is responsible for recording cases for a contractor's employee who becomes  ill or injured while working in my establishment ?

Answer
Whoever supervises the employee on a day-to-day basis. If the day-to-day supervision is under the:

  • contractor, the contractor is responsible for recording the case. 
  • establishment which hired the contractor, the establishment is responsible for recording the case.

Question 
Must cases recorded by the establishment (which hired the contractor or used the service) be recorded again by the contractor or service which supplied the temporary, leased or contract employees?

Answer
No, coordinate efforts with the service or contractor. Each case must be recorded only once on the Cal/OSHA 300 Log by whomever is providing the day-to-day supervision of the employee.


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