The OSHA 300 Form requires employers to check one of six boxes, to categorize the injury or illness. These include:
- Skin disorder
- Respiratory condition
- Hearing loss
- All other illnesses
Withholding the employee’s name from the log will protect these employees’ privacy when another employee, a former employee, or an authorized employee representative is provided access to the OSHA 300 Log. Under OSHA regulations, employees, former employees, and authorized employee representatives have the right to access the employer’s OSHA injury and illness records. The regulations contain this right so employees can stay informed as to what hazardous conditions at the workplace exist, and which caused injury or illness. However, employees, former employees, personal representatives, and authorized employee representatives may not see the confidential records.