Q: When is an employer responsible to contact OSHA regarding work accidents?  

In the event of (1) an accident involving the hospitalization of 3 or more employees within 30 days of a work related incident or (2) the death of an employee, employers must report to OSHA within 8 hours. Employers may call the national office at 1-800-321-6742 or provide a report in person at a local OSHA office.

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