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OSHA Incidents

Using OSHA Statistics

Using OSHA's Incidence Rates are a good metric to compare your company’s safety performance against a national or state averages. This comparison is a safety benchmark to gauge performance with other companies in the same business group and to make an “apples to apples” comparison. Different business groups and industries will have different average rates due to a number of factors.


To view specific incident rates from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics from 2015 to compare your rate with the same business group look here: BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS PDF,  We have also included a overall comparison guide for you to use.


OSHA requires that an OSHA 300A Summary be completed and posted every year.  For employers over 20 employees, you may need to submit your OSHA Log records electronically.  Reach out to us to learn more about our free OSHA Record Keeping Software you can use to maintain your OSHA 300 (incident log), 300A (annual summary) & 301 (accident investigation), notify key company people of an injury, notify your insurance company of the injury, and electronically report to OSHA when required to do so.,


The OSHA 300 log and 300A Summary will have the information needed to find your rate. Use the tool below to calculate your company’s rate. It is important to make sure you’re recording actual recordable injuries. The criteria can be confusing and circumstances around an injury make it complex. Do not over report injuries on your OSHA 300 log or submit your logs to owners with incorrect data. If you have questions or need assistance, our team can provide a recordable injury and 300 Log analysis.


For more information on our Secure, Web-Based Application that Enables Employers to Create Each State's First Report of Injury, Track Injuries, Print All Required OSHA Reports, and View Injury Metrics in Real-Time, simply contact us.

Incident Rate

0.0 = Excellent, Well Done!
0.1 - 2.5 = Very Good!

2.0 - 2.7 = Good!
2.8 - 3.2 = Average
3.3 - 3.8 = High!
3.9+ = Too High

Days Away Rate

0.0 = Excellent, Well Done!
0.1 - 0.5 = Very Good!

0.6 - 0.8 = Good!
0.9 - 1.1 = Average
1.2 - 1.5 = High!
1.5+ = Too High

Job Transfer/Restricted Rate

0.0 = Excellent, Well Done!
0.1 - 0.8 = Very Good!

0.9 - 1.2 = Good!
1.3 - 1.6 = Average
1.7 - 1.9 = High!
2.0+ = Too High


0.0 = Excellent, Well Done!
0.1 - 1.0 = Very Good!

1.1 - 1.4 = Good!
1.5 - 1.7 = Average
1.8 - 2.0 = High!
2.1+ = Too High

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