California has adopted workplace injury and illness recordkeeping and reporting rules that mirror federal rules and has added its own provisions that are stricter than federal rules (8 CCR 14300 to 14400, 8 CCR 342, and 8 CCR 3203). State requirements for access to employee medical records mirror federal standards (8 CCR 3204).
Reporting serious injury or death. The state has adopted rules for reporting serious injury or death of employees that are stricter than federal rules.
Cal/OSHA administers and enforces workplace safety and health requirements in California.
Employers with more than 10 employees at any time during a calendar year in California must comply with several workplace safety recordkeeping requirements that are stricter than federal rules. Employers must also maintain records of several tasks performed to implement illness and injury prevention programs. INJURY AND ILLNESS REPORT FORMS
8 CCR 14300.29, 8 CCR 143002, 8 CCR 14300.32, 8 CCR 14300.35, and 8 CCR 14300.40
Employers must use the Cal/OSHA 300, 300A, and 301 forms, or equivalent forms, for reporting workplace illnesses and injuries. The Cal/OSHA forms are equivalent to the federal OSHA forms. California stresses the requirement to report needlestick and sharps injuries on the forms and adds clarifying language that needlestick injuries are not limited to healthcare and related establishments. Records may be maintained on a computer.
Summary Form 300A. The Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (Cal/OSHA Form 300A) must be mailed to each employee who does not normally report, at least weekly, to the establishment where the annual summary is posted.
Cal/OSHA requires employers to provide employees, ...