Fatality, Hospitalization, Amputation, and Loss of an Eye Reporting

Workplace Fatality Reporting:

Employers are required by law to report all workplace fatalities within EIGHT hours of occurrence.

You can report a workplace fatality to Tennessee OSHA by:

  • Calling Tennessee OSHA’s main office at 800-249-8510 or, after hours, by calling the national OSHA call service at 800-321-OSHA (6742).

"When a Worker Dies on the Job in Tennessee: Helpful Information for Families and Friends" (PDF Guide)

Only fatalities occurring within 30 days of the work-related incident must be reported to Tennessee OSHA. 

Hospitalization, Amputation, or Loss of an Eye Reporting

In-patient hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye must be reported to Tennessee OSHA if the loss or admission to the hospital occurs within 24 hours of the work-related incident.

You can report these events to Tennessee OSHA by:

Send comments to Division of Occupational Safety and Health Larry.Hunt@tn.gov or Garrett.Rea@tn.gov