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California's Employer Records of Occupational Injury and Illness

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14300.42 - Requests from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for Data 

Question 
Does every employer have to send data to the Bureau of Labor Statistics?

Answer 
No, each year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sends injury and illness survey forms to randomly selected employers and uses the information to create the Nation's occupational injury and illness statistics. In any year some employers will receive a Bureau of Labor Statistics, survey form and others will not. Do not send injury and illness data to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unless you receive a survey form. 

Question 
If I get a survey form from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) what must I do?

Answer
You must promptly complete the form and return it, following the instructions contained on the form. 


Question 
Do I have to answer the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) survey form if I am located in a State-Plan State?

Answer
Yes. All employers who receive a survey form must respond to the survey.


Question 
Do I have to respond to a Bureau of Labor Statistics, survey form if I am normally exempt from keeping Cal/OSHA injury and illness records?

Answer
Yes. The Bureau of Labor Statistics may inform you in writing that it will be collecting injury and illness information from you in the coming year. If you receive such a letter, you must keep the required records and make a report for the year covered by the survey.

 


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