Advice and Resolution Corner - Recording Days Away from Work on the OSHA 300

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Published Date: 05/27/2014


George; Ports

By George Ports




Are employers required to record days missed from work other than normally scheduled work days if employees are not able to work because of an occupational injury or illness?




Yes. Employers are required to record any calendar days that employees are unable to work. This requirement is similar to counting consecutive calendar days when determining a serious medical condition under The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).


Below is the section from OSHA’s recordkeeping standard that addresses this issue.



How do I count weekends, holidays, or other days the employee would not have worked anyway?

You must count the number of calendar days the employee was unable to work as a result of the injury or illness, regardless of whether or not the employee was scheduled to work on those day(s). Weekend days, holidays, vacation days or other days off are included in the total number of days recorded if the employee would not have been able to work on those days because of a work-related injury or illness.


For more information concerning OSHA recordkeeping requirements, go to


If you have questions about OSHA recordkeeping, please contact a member of CAI's Advice & Resolution Team at 919‑878‑9222 or 336‑668‑7746.