The federal Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 651 et
The definitions contained in Section 3 of the Act (29 U.S.C. 652) and
related interpretations also apply.
See subsection 14300
An authorized employee representative is an authorized collective
bargaining agent of employees.
See subsection 14300.35(b)(2)(A)
The California Occupational Safety and Health Program in the California
Department of Industrial Relations.
To assist by means of affixing a signature that the antries in the
Cal/OSHA Form 300A Summary of Work-related Injuries and Illnesses or
equivalent are true, accurate, and complete to the best of the signatory`s
A public or private employer.
All employees on your payroll, whether they are labor, executive,
hourly, salary, part-time, seasonal, or migrant workers. You also must
record the recordable injuries and illnesses that occur to employees who
are not on your payroll if you supervise these employees on a day-to-day
See Section 14300.31.
An equivalent form is one that has the same information, is as readable
and understandable to a person not familiar with it, and is completed
using the same instructions as the Cal/OSHA form it replaces.
See subsection 14300.29(b)(4)
- A single physical location where business is conducted or where services or
industrial operations are performed. One business location normally has only
Where employees do not work at a single physical location
(e.g. construction, transportation, communications, electric, gas and
sanitary services and similar operations):
the establishment is represented by:
main or branch offices, terminals,
stations, etc. that either supervise such activities or are the base from
which personnel carry out these activities.
- Employer may divide
(Example: If an employer operates a construction company at the same
location as a lumber yard, the employer may consider each business to be a separate
- Employer may combine two or more physical locations (located in close
proximity to each other) into a single establishment only when the
- operates the locations as a single business operation under common
- e.g. one manufacturing establishment might include the main
plant, a warehouse a few blocks away and an administrative
services building across the street.
- keeps one set of business records for all locations.
- e.g. number of employees, there wages and salaries, sales or
receipts and other kinds of business information for the
- Note: The home is not considered a business establishment for employees who
telecommute. Employees who telecommute must be linked to an existing
establishment and a separate Cal/OSHA form 300 is not required for the home.
See subsection 14300.30(b)(3)
Any occupational injury or illness which results in death, regardless of the
time between injury and death , or the length of the illness.
See subsection 14300.7(b)(5)(B)
General Recording Criteria
See subsection 14300.7
Illnesses include both acute and chronic
illnesses, such as, but not limit, to a skin disease, respiratory disorder, or poisoning.
Are recordable only if they
are new, work-related cases that meet one or more of the recording criteria
provisions in the new recordkeeping requirements.
See subsection 14300.7(b)(4)
Means the management and care of a patient to combat disease or
disorder. For the purposes of Article 2, medical treatment does not
- Visits to a physician or other licensed health care professional solely
for observation or counseling;
- The conduct of diagnostic procedures, such as x-rays and blood tests,
including the administration of prescription medications used solely for
diagnostic purposes (e.g., eye drops to dilate pupils); or
- "First aid" as defined in subsection (b)(5)(B) of section 14300.7.
See subsection 14300.7(b)(5)(A)
See Section 14300.6
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the U.S. Department of
A personal representative is:
- Any person that the employee or former employee designates as such, in
- The legal representative of a deceased or legally incapacitated
employee or former
See subsection 14300.35(b)(2)(B)
Physician or Other Licensed Health Care
An individual whose legally permitted scope of practice (i.e. license,
registration, or certification) allows him or her to independently perform,
or be delegated the responsibility to perform, the activities described by
See subsection 14300.5(b)(5)
Privacy Concern Case
You must consider the following injuries or illnesses to be privacy
- An injury or illness to an intimate body part or the reproductive
- An injury or illness resulting from a sexual assault;
- Mental illnesses;
- HIV infection, hepatitis, or tuberculosis;
- Needlestick injuries and cuts from sharp objects that are contaminated
with another person's blood or other potentially infectious material;
- Other illnesses, if the employee independently and voluntarily requests
that his or her name not be entered on the log.
See subsection 14300.29(b)(6)
An injury or illness which satisfies the conditions requiring recording
found in the Cal/OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements.
See subsection 14300.4(a)
For recordkeeping purposes, an employee's routine functions are those
work activities the employee regularly performs at least once per week.
See subsection 14300.7(b)(4)(B)
Restricted work occurs when, as the result of a work-related injury or
- You keep the employee from performing one or more of the routine
functions of his or her job, or from working the full workday that he or
she would otherwise have been scheduled to work; or
- A physician or other licensed health care professional recommends that
the employee not perform one or more of the routine functions of his or
her job, or not work the full workday that he or she would otherwise have
been scheduled to work.
See subsection 14300.7(b)(4)(A)
Significant Injury or Illness
See subsection 14300.7(b)(7)
Work environment is defined as "the establishment and other locations
where one or more employees are working or are present as a condition of
their employment. The work environment includes not only physical
locations, but also the equipment or materials used by the employee during
the course of his or her work."
See subsection 14300.5(b)(1)
Means an employer as defined by Sections 3300 and 3301 of the Labor Code.