California Employers' Records of Occupational Injury and Illness

California Standards 14300 Purpose

The purpose of this rule (Article 2) is to require employers to record work-related fatalities, injuries and illnesses.

Note 1: Recording a work-related injury, illness, or fatality does not mean that the employer or employee was at fault, that a Cal/OSHA regulation has been violated, or that the employee is eligible for workers' compensation or other benefits.

Note 2: All employers covered by the California Occupational Safety and Health Act are covered by the provisions of Article 2. However, because of the partial exemptions provided by Sections 14300.1 and 14300.2, most employers do not have to keep OSHA injury and illness records unless they are asked in writing to do so by OSHA, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), or a state agency operating under the authority of OSHA or the BLS. For example, employers with 10 or fewer employees and establishments in certain industry classifications listed in Section 14300.2, Appendix A, are partially exempt from keeping Cal/OSHA injury and illness records.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 6410, Labor Code. Reference: Section 6410, Labor Code.