OSHA Announces New Requirements for Reporting Severe Injuries

On September 11, 2014 OSHA announced a “final rule” regarding changes to injury record-keeping. The rule goes into effect on January 1, 2015. Under the revised rule, employers will be required to notify OSHA of work-related fatalities within eight hours, and work-related in-patient hospitalizations, amputations or losses of an eye within 24 hours. Previously, OSHA's regulations required an employer to report only work-related fatalities and in-patient hospitalizations of three or more employees. Reporting single hospitalizations, amputations or loss of an eye was not required under the previous rule.


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