OSHA Reporting Requirements for Employers Go into Effect Soon

There are four events that must be reported in a timely manner. Take a look at what is required before they go into effect.

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A new wallet card issued by OSHA will help your supervisors understand the changes to Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements that go into effect in January.

Under the final rule, employers must report the following events:
    1. Each fatality resulting from a work-related incident, within 8 
hours of the death. 
This requirement applies to all fatalities 
occurring within 30 days of a work-related incident. See Sec.  
1904.39(a)(1) and (b)(6).

    2. Each in-patient hospitalization resulting from a work-related 
incident, within 24 hours of the hospitalization. 
This requirement 
applies to all in-patient hospitalizations occurring within 24 hours of 
a work-related incident. See Sec. 1904.39(a)(2) and (b)(6).

    3. Each amputation resulting from a work-related incident, within 
24 hours of the amputation.
 This requirement applies to all amputations 
occurring within 24 hours of a work-related incident. See Sec.  
1904.39(a)(2) and (b)(6).

    4. Each loss of an eye resulting from a work-related incident, 
within 24 hours of the loss of an eye. 
This requirement applies to all 
losses of an eye occurring within 24 hours of a work-related incident. 
See Sec. 1904.39(a)(2) and (b)(6).

These requirements go into effect Jan. 1 next year.

Get the wallet card and review the upcoming changes with your team now. 

 

Originally posted on PMPAspeakingofprecision.com blog.