Tennessee Illness and Injuries: What you need to know

Tennessee’s requirements for work-related illness and injury recordkeeping mirror federal requirements for private sector workplaces.

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The state has adopted recordkeeping requirements for public sector (state, county, and local governments) workplaces that are stricter than federal requirements.

The state has adopted the federal requirements for maintenance of employee medical records by reference (Rule 0800-01-01-.06).

Report fatalities and multiple hospitalizations. Fatalities and hospitalization of three or more employees in a workplace incident must be reported within eight hours of the incident, or within eight hours of becoming aware of the incident, to a TOSHA area office in person or by the toll-free central telephone number at 800-249-8510 (Rule 0800-01-03-.05).

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development/Division of Occupational Safety and Health (TOSHA) administers and enforces workplace safety and health rules for private and public sector workplaces in the state.

Rule 0800-01-05-.05

Government employers with fewer than 10 employees must keep and maintain occupational injury and illness records. In other words, the partial exemptions for injury and illness recordkeeping that apply to small private employers do not apply to public sector employers in Tennessee.

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