Oklahoma Illness and Injuries: What you need to know

Oklahoma does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. Consequently, federal occupational safety and health standards govern private sector workplaces in the state.

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The state has adopted by reference the federal injury and illness recordkeeping rules for public sector (state and local government) workplaces in general industry and construction (Oklahoma Administrative Code 380:40-1-5). Public sector employers are encouraged to use the state’s recordkeeping forms.

The state has adopted the federal medical recordkeeping rules by reference.

Reporting a fatality and multiple hospitalizations. The state has adopted public sector workplace incident reporting requirements that are less strict than federal requirements. Public sector employers must use the state reporting form.

The U.S. Department of Labor/Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administers and enforces federal workplace safety and health requirements in private sector workplaces. The Oklahoma Department of Labor/Public Employee Occupational Safety and Health Unit (PEOSH) administers safety and health rules for public sector workplaces.

OAC 380:40-1-5

Definition of an establishment. An establishment can include more than one physical location for recordkeeping purposes if the direct supervision of staff at the separate locations is the responsibility of one individual.

Recordkeeping forms. Employers may use the state forms for recording workplace injuries and illnesses (OK 300, OK 300A, and OK 301), or an equivalent such as the federal OSHA 300 forms.

To download a copy of the state recordkeeping form packet in pdf format, click here

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