The purpose of this rule (part 1904) is to require employers to record and report work-related fatalities, injuries, and illnesses.

Note to § 1904.0: Recording or reporting a work-related injury, illness, or fatality does not mean that the employer or employee was at fault, that an OSHA rule has been violated, or that the employee is eligible for workers' compensation or other benefits.

[66 FR 6122, Jan. 19, 2001; 81 FR 91809 Dec 19, 2016; 82 FR 20548 May 3, 2017]
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