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Wyoming Recordkeeping - General: What you need to know

Wyoming's requirements for work-related illness and injury reports in general industry mirror federal requirements (Emp. 6-1 to 6-8).  The state has adopted the federal requirements for the maintenance of employee medical records by reference (Emp. 3-1910.20).

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Employers with 11 or more employees must keep illness and injury records (OSHA Forms 300, 300A, and 301) for five years (29 CFR 1904.29).  Employers in certain low-hazard industry groups are exempt from the federal illness and injury recordkeeping requirements, including most retail establishments and finance, insurance, real estate, and service firms (29 CFR 1904.2).  Contact the nearest OSHA regional office to determine if your firm is exempt.

All employers, regardless of the number of employees, must report any accident resulting in one or more fatalities or the hospitalization of three or more employees to the nearest OSHA or approved state office within eight hours of either the occurrence or the time it became known to any agent of the employer (29 CFR 1904.39).

Accident report hotline.  Employers in Wyoming must report fatalities or multiple hospitalizations in person or by calling (307) 777-7786, or by contacting the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) at (800) 321-6742.

Periodic medical tests must be performed to monitor the health effects of potentially toxic or carcinogenic workplace substances.  Records must contain extensive medical surveillance information, exposure reduction efforts, and monitoring data.  Employers must provide exposure records, such as those that show the measuring or monitoring of the employee's exposure to a toxic substance or harmful physical agent, to affected employees or designated employee ...


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