Effective January 1, 2015, all employers under the jurisdiction of OSHA will be required to report all work fatalities within 8 hours and all in-patient hospitalizations, amputations and losses of an eye within 24 hours of notification of the incident.
OSHA stipulates that even those employers who are exempt from OSHA record keeping due to company size, such as companies with 10 or fewer employees who do not routinely have to maintain such records, or industry must comply with the new reporting guidelines.
- Only fatalities occurring within 30 days of a work related incident must be reported.
- In-patient hospitalization, amputation of loss of an eye must be reported only if they occur within 24 hours of a work related incident.
- If an injury resulted from a motor vehicle accident on a public thoroughfare.
- If an injury occurred on public transportation.
- If in-patient hospitalization was for observation or diagnostics except admission for a heart attack or suspected heart attack occurring while at the workplace or from a work related incident.
Required Reporting Information:
- Establishment name and address
- Location/Address of the incident
- Day and time of the incident
- Type of reportable event
- Number of employees involved and subject to event reporting
- Names of all employees involved and subject to event reporting
- Narrative description of the event
- Employer contact person name, telephone # and e-mail information.
- Contact local OSHA office during normal business hours
- Contact OSHA via 24 hour hotline @ 1-800-321-6742
- Report the incident on line at www.osha.gov/report_online
Read more about these changes on the OSHA website listed above. Contact us with any questions or to discuss ways to protect your business.