Reminder: January 1 OSHA Reporting Changes
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As of Jan. 1, 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to report any work-related employee fatality within eight hours and inpatient hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye within 24 hours. Employers will be required to submit these reports to OSHA by telephone at 1-800-321-OSHA (6742), calling or visiting the nearest area office during normal business hours or through a website that is currently under development.
This requirement came as part of a new final rule that also updates the list of employers that are partially exempt from OSHA’s recordkeeping requirements. As a result, many employers that are not currently required to maintain injury and illness records will lose their exempt status and be expected to create and maintain in their establishments OSHA Forms 300, 300A and 301. OSHA will provide compliance assistance by reaching out and making training available to affected employers.
The final rule will enable OSHA to conduct more accurate, timely investigations of the hazards that lead to serious injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The rule will also make OSHA’s reporting requirements more consistent with other federal and state agency requirements. For applicable trainings and an OSHA 300 Log Reporting webinar, see our Assurance University resources below.
- OSHA New Year Reporting Resolutions
- OSHA 300 Log Reporting Webinar (2/3/2015)
- OSHA 10-Hour Construction Training – Spanish (2/9/2015)
- OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Training (3/18/2015)
- OSHA 10-Hour Construction Training (4/28/2015)
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