What is a High-Risk Industry?

Posted by Fit For Work on Sep 18, 2018 12:22:46 PM

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OSHA requires that certain high-risk industries report information on injuries and illnesses (from OSHA form 300A). Establishments (single physical locations where a firm does business) with 20-249 employees in high-risk industries are required to send reports to OSHA by March 2, 2019.

Industries designated as high-risk include:

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

Amusement parks and arcades

Automotive equipment rental and leasing

Automotive parts, accessories, and tire stores

Building material and supplies dealers

Cable and other subscription programming

Charter bus industry

Commercial and industrial machinery and equipment (except automotive and electronic) repair and maintenance

Community care facilities for the elderly

Community food and housing, emergency, and other relief services


Consumer goods rental

Couriers and express delivery services

Department stores

Direct selling establishments

Dry-cleaning and laundry services

Furniture stores

Gambling industries

General freight trucking

General medical and surgical hospitals

General rental centers

Grocery stores

Home furnishing stores

Home furnishing stores

Interurban and rural bus transportation

Lessors of real estate

Local messengers and local delivery


Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions

Nursing care services

Other ambulatory health care services

Other general merchandise stores

Other residential care facilities

Other support activities for transportation

Other transit and ground passenger transportation

Performing arts companies

Postal service

Psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals

Remediation and other waste management services

Residential mental retardation, mental health and substance abuse facilities

Rooming and boarding houses

RV (recreational vehicle) parks and recreational camps

Scenic and sightseeing transportation

Scheduled air transportation

School and employee bus transportation

Services to buildings and dwellings

Special food services

Specialized freight trucking

Specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals

Specialty food stores

Spectator sports

Support activities for air transportation

Support activities for rail transportation

Support activities for road transportation

Support activities for water transportation

Taxi and limousine service

Traveler accommodation

Urban transit systems

Used merchandise stores


Vending machine operators

Vocational rehabilitation services

Warehousing and storage

Waste collection

Waste treatment and disposal

Wholesale trade

Check out our eBook “OSHA Injury Reporting Requirements Can Benefit Your Bottom Line” for more details on federal reporting requirements for injuries and illness.


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