OSHA Recordables Vs Reportables, and COVID-19 Updates

Recently, staff at GSRMA have seen an increase in questions related to Cal/OSHA reportables, recordables, and how COVID-19 ties into all of this. To help demystify this for our members, we wanted to define what is recordable, what is reportable, and how do these relate to COVID-19.


Reportable are limited to the most severe of cases. Items that trigger an report to Cal/OSHA include:

  • Fatality
  • Work related hospitalization
    • Formal admission. Must be for more than diagnostic testing and must be for a period of 24 hours or longer. Emergency Room only is not reportable.
  • Loss of eye (disfigurement)
  • Amputation

Fatalities must be reported within 8 hours, all other reportable must be reported within 24 hours. All OSHA reportables are also recordable, but not all recordables are reportable.


Osha recordables are incidents that must be recorded on your OSHA 300 log, 300A summary, and 301 Injury and Illness Report. These incidents include:


Cal/OSHA recently released some guidance to assist employers with determining if a COVID-19 case is recordable. COVID-19 cases need to be recorded on your OSHA 300 log as long as one of the other recording guidelines are met, which we have listed above for both reportability and recordability. We recommend reading the guidance in full.

If your agency has any questions on what is reportable, recordable, or otherwise, please reach out to our Loss Prevention team so that we can assist you.