New Mexico
Environment Department

Contact Information:
(505) 827-2855 MAIN // 1-800-219-6157 (toll free)
Environmental Emergencies:
505-827-9329 (24 hrs)

Occupational Health & Safety Bureau

NM OSHA Accident Report for Employers

Reporting Accidents:

Report a COVID-19 Positive Employee


OSHA’s updated recordkeeping rule expands the list of severe injuries and illnesses that employers must report to OSHA. As of Jan. 1, 2016, all employers under NM-OSHA jurisdiction must report:

  1. All work-related fatalities within 8 hours.
  2. All work-related inpatient hospitalizations, amputations and losses of an eye within 24 hours.

As August, 5th, 2020, the New Mexico Environment Department requires employers to report positive COVID-19 cases in the workplace.

  1.  Each employer shall report, within 4 hours of learning, that an employee tested positive for COVID-19.
  2. A work related case where COVID-19 was determined to be most likely contracted in the workplace.
  3. A COVID-19 related fatality when the case has been determined to be most likely contracted in the workplace.

Among the changes, employers will have the option to file online reports of fatalities and severe injuries and illnesses via a form on this page. The electronic form can be accessed using the ITA launch page.

Other methods employers can report accidents to NM-OSHA:

  1. Calling NM OSHA’s free and confidential number at 1-877-610-OSHA (6742).
  2. Calling, or visiting our office located at 525 Camino de los Marquez, Santa Fe, NM during normal business hours.
  3. Contact NM OSHA by topic


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