Revisions in reporting work-related fatalities and injuries.
A revised Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule that went into effect Jan. 1, 2015, changes reporting requirements of work-related fatalities and injuries.
Under the revised rule, employers are required to notify OSHA of work-related fatalities within eight hours of the incident, and work-related inpatient hospitalizations, amputations or losses of an eye within 24 hours.
All employers covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act, even those that are exempt from maintaining injury and illness records, are required to comply with OSHA’s new severe injury and illness reporting requirements. To assist employers in fulfilling these requirements, OSHA is developing a Web portal for employers to report incidents electronically, in addition to the phone reporting options.