New OSHA Reporting Requirements Now in Effect

posted Mar 3, 2015, 10:07 AM by Robert B Montgomery, R.E.H.S.
Beginning January 1, 2015, there is a change to what covered employers are required to report to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.Employers are now  required to report all work-related fatalities within 8 hours and all inpatient hospitalizations, amputations, and losses of an eye within 24 hours of finding out about the incident.

As of January 1, 2015:

All employers* must report: 

  • All work-related fatalities within 8 hours

Within 24 hours, all work-related: 

  • Inpatient hospitalizations
  • Amputations
  • Losses of an eye 

How to Report Incident

*Employers under Federal OSHA's jurisdiction must begin reporting by January 1. Establishments in a state with a state run OSHA program should contact their state plan for the implementation date.
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