Utah Accidents laws & safety compliance analysis

Utah Accidents: What you need to know

Utah has adopted workplace safety and health requirements for accident investigations that are stricter than federal rules. There are no state or federal requirements for in-house accident reporting.

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See the state Illness and Injuries topic for information about reporting an accident that results in fatalities or multiple hospitalizations.

The Utah Labor Commission/Division of Occupational Safety and Health (UOSH) administers and enforces safety and health rules for private and public sector workplaces in the state.


Each employer must investigate all work-related injuries and occupational diseases and any sudden or unusual occurrence or change of conditions that pose an unsafe or unhealthful exposure to employees. Tools, equipment, materials, or other evidence that might be relevant to the cause of such an accident must not be removed or destroyed until authorized by UOSH or one of its compliance officers.

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