Fatality and serious injury reporting to OSHA has expanded, but can now be done online. Under reporting rules that went into effect in January 2015, employers must notify OSHA of a work-related fatality within eight hours and of a work-related hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye within 24 hours. https://www.osha.gov/report.html

Report a Fatality or Severe Injury

  • All employers are required to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye.
  • A fatality must be reported within 8 hours.
  • An in-patient hospitalization, amputation, or eye loss must be reported within 24 hours.

To Make a Report

  • Call the nearest OSHA office.
  • Call the OSHA 24-hour hotline at 1-800-321-6742 (OSHA).
  • Report online.

Be prepared to supply: Business name; names of employees affected; location and time of the incident; brief description of the incident; and contact person and phone number.