Which Businesses Are Covered By The OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Rule?

The Scope of 29 CFR 1904 - Injury and Illness Recordkeeping

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.

  2. 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.


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