OSHA Recordkeeping

Maine State Law and The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 require public and most private employers to prepare and maintain records of occupational injuries and illnesses. Private companies that have fewer than 11 employees (total) in a year or are in certain low hazard industries are exempt.

SafetyWorks! offers classes and online training materials to provide you information about recordkeeping requirements for your workplace. You can also ask your questions through the Ask the SafetyWorks! Expert page.

New OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements Effective January 1, 2015

OSHA has changed the lists of businesses required to maintain OSHA Recordkeeping forms based on their NAICS code. Specifically automobile dealers, certain real estate lessors, janitorial businesses and certain social service agencies will now be required to record and maintain OSHA injury and illness forms, assuming business has 11 or more employees. Some businesses will now be exempt from maintaining the forms such as publishers, gasoline stations with convenience stores and corporate headquarters. There are also new rules on reporting fatalities, amputations, loss of an eye, and inpatient hospitalizations.

Further information on the changes is available at https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping2014/index.html.