All businesses that are covered by OSHA regulations are required to keep injury and illness records. There are two types of exceptions to this rule:
Businesses with 10 or fewer employees are not required to keep injury and illness records.
Some industries are exempt from the recordkeeping rule. These industries include:
- Some retails stores
- Gas stations
- Software companies
- Pipeline business
- Certain types of freight
The exemption list can be be found in 29 CFR 1904 Subpart B Appendix A.