New OSHA Reporting Requirements Effective January 1
November 18, 2014 - Kestrel Management
Beginning January 1, 2015, employers will be required to report to OSHA all work-related fatalities within 8 hours and all in-patient hospitalizations, amputations, and losses of an eye within 24 hours of finding about the incident. Previously, employers were required to report all workplace fatalities and when three or more workers were hospitalized in the same incident.
The updated reporting requirements are intended to enable employers and workers to prevent future injuries by identifying and eliminating the most serious workplace hazards.
Employers have three options for reporting these severe incidents to OSHA:
- Call their nearest area office during normal business hours
- Call the 24-hour OSHA hotline at 1-800-321-OSHA (1-800-321-6742)
- Report online at osha.gov/report_online
Visit OSHA’s Web page on the updated reporting requirements.
Submitted by: Randy Block