If you have a serious workplace injury, you must report it to Oregon OSHA promptly.
Report to Oregon OSHA within eight hours:
- The death of an employee
- A catastrophe (two or more employees are fatally injured, or three or more employees are admitted to a hospital or an equivalent medical facility)
Work-related fatalities include those caused by a motor vehicle accident that happens during the employee’s work shift. Fatalities caused by a heart attack at work must also be reported.
Report to Oregon OSHA within 24 hours:
- An in-patient hospitalization
- Loss of an eye
- An amputation or avulsion that results in bone loss. (An avulsion is the tearing away or forcible separation of any body part by trauma.)
See our Reporting work-related incidents fact sheet for more information.