Oregon Illness and Injuries: What you need to know

Oregon has adopted the federal workplace requirements for illness and injury recordkeeping (OAR 437-001-0700 to 437-001-0742) and by reference. The state has adopted its own voluntary form for reporting incidences of illness or injury.

The state has adopted the federal injury and illness reporting rules for fatalities and hospitalizations, and adopted additional rules for reporting certain fatalities and hospitalizations of one or more employees.

The state has adopted the federal requirements for the maintenance of employee medical records (OAR 437-002-1910.1020)

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First report of injury (workers’ compensation). the state Workers’ Compensation topic for information about reporting and keeping records about injuries under workers’ compensation rules.

The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS)/Occupational Safety and Health Division (OR-OSHA) administers and enforces safety and health rules in private and public sector workplaces.

OAR 437-001-0700(21)

Fatalities. In addition to the federal requirement to report a fatality or 3 or more hospitalizations within 8 hours of an incident to OR-OSHA, employers must report a fatality caused by a heart attack at work and an employee fatality from a motor vehicle accident that happens during the employee’s work shift. The report must be made in person or by phone at 1-800-922-2689.

Overnight hospitalization of one or more employees. Employers must report to OR-OSHA an overnight hospitalization for medical treatment of one or more employees within 24 hours after the injury occurred or after the employer becomes aware of the injury.

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