Title 34, Chapter 9, Section 12
(a) Every employer subject to the provisions of this chapter relative to the payment of compensation shall hereafter keep a record of all injuries, fatal or otherwise, received by his employees in the course of their employment on blanks approved by the board. Within ten days after notice, as provided in Code Section 34-9-80, of the occurrence of an injury to an employee requiring medical or surgical treatment or causing his absence from work for more than seven days, a report thereof shall be made in writing and mailed to the board on blanks to be procured from the board for this purpose.
(b) The records of the board, insofar as they refer to accidents,
injuries, and settlements, shall not be open to the public but only
to the parties satisfying the board of their interest in such
records and their right to inspect them. The board shall provide
data contained on Employers' First Report of Injury forms reporting
fatalities to the Georgia Department of Labor and the United States
Department of Labor for use in the Census of Fatal Occupational
Injuries Program. Under such reasonable rules and regulations as
the board may adopt, the records of the board as to any employee in
any previous case in which such employee was a claimant shall be
open to and made available to such claimant, to an employer or its
insurance carrier which is called upon to pay compensation, medical
expenses, or funeral expenses, and to any party at interest, except
that the board may make such reasonable charge as it deems proper
for furnishing information by mail and for copies of records.
(c) Upon the termination of the disability of the injured employee,
the employer shall make a supplementary report to the board on
blanks to be procured from the board for the purpose. The report
shall contain the name, nature, and location of the business of the
employer; the name, age, sex, and wages and occupation of the
injured employee; and shall state the date and hour of the accident
causing the injury, the nature and cause of the injury, and such
other information as may be required by the board.
(d) Any employer who refuses or willfully neglects to make the
report required by subsection (a) of this Code section shall be
subject to a penalty of not more than $100.00 for each refusal or
instance of willful neglect, to be assessed by the board, a member,
or an administrative law judge in an open hearing, with the right of
review as in other cases. In the event the employer has sent the
report to the insurance carrier for forwarding to the board, the
insurance carrier willfully neglecting or failing to forward the
report shall be liable and shall pay the penalty.
(e) Every employer shall, upon request of the board, report the
number of his employees, hours of their labor, and number of days of
operation of business.