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Course 708 Certificate
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Modules: 6
Hours: 5
Sectors: General Industry

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Course 708 OSHA Recordkeeping Basics

Key Topics

  • Employer and Employee Responsibilities
  • Determining Work-Relatedness
  • General and Additional Recording Criteria
  • Forms Maintenance
  • Introduction to OSHA 300/300A Form Completion
  • Calculating Injury/Illness Incident Rates

Target Audience

  • Supervisor
  • Manager

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A History of Workers' Compensation.


OSHA's regulation at 29 CFR part 1904 Subpart A requires employers to record and report work-related occupational fatalities, injuries, and illnesses at their establishments.

  • Employers covered by these rules must record each recordable employee injury and illness on an OSHA Form 300, which is the “Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses,” or equivalent.
  • Employers must also prepare a supplementary OSHA Form 301, Injury and Illness Incident Report or equivalent that provides additional details about each case recorded on the OSHA Form 300.
  • At the end of each year, employers are required to prepare a summary report of all injuries and illnesses on the OSHA Form 300A, which is the "Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses," and post the form in a visible location in the workplace.

This course is a great introduction to the requirements of 29 CFR 1904, Recordkeeping and Reporting. Emphasis is placed on entering data and maintaining the form. You'll also learn how to calculate OSHA's Days Away, Restricted, and Job Transferred (DART) Rates.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify the purpose of OSHA's recordkeeping requirements.
  • Define and give examples of work-related injuries and illnesses.
  • Describe how to determine work-relatedness using the OSHA decision tree.
  • List and give examples of the six conditions that require recording.
  • Describe needlestick and sharps injury recording criteria.
  • Describe the purpose of the OSHA Forms 300, 300-A, and 301.
  • Discuss the requirements for maintaining and posting forms.
  • Describe and give an example of calculating a DART incident rate.

Note: The course provides a general overview of a particular topic related to an OSHA regulation. It does not alter or determine compliance responsibilities in OSHA standards or the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 or related regulations. Because interpretations and enforcement policy may change over time, you should consult current OSHA administrative interpretations and decisions on OSHA compliance requirements.


To begin your training, click on the module links below. If you are just starting this course, you should start with module 1.

  1. The Basics
  2. Work-Relatedness
  3. Introduction to Forms
  4. Recording Criteria
  5. Reporting Requirements
  6. Incident Rates

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Course 708 Final Exam

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