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Reporting injuries

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.

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