New Requirements for Reporting Severe Injuries Announced by OSHA
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced a final rule now requiring employers to notify OSHA of all work-related in-patient hospitalizations, amputations or losses of an eye within 24 hours. The new rule, which also updates the list of employers partially exempt from OSHA recordkeeping requirements, becomes effective for all workplaces under federal OSHA jurisdiction on
January 1, 2015.
After the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries reported 4,405 workers were killed on the job in 2013, OSHA announced the final rule in efforts to more effectively prevent fatalities and serious work-related injuries and illnesses.