OSHA Expands Scope of Severe Injury Reporting Rule

Employers Must Now Notify OSHA of Fatalities, All In-Patient Hospitalizations, Amputations and Eye Loss

On September 11, 2014, OSHA announced new requirements for the severe injury reporting rule. Employers will now be required to notify OSHA of all work-related in-patient hospitalizations, amputations and eye loss within 24 hours of their occurrence. Employers must still report work-related fatalities within eight hours. The final rule becomes effective on January 1, 2015. This change will certainly lead to more inspections and permit OSHA (and the public) greater access to employers’ injury and illness data.

* This article was originally published in Managing OSHA. To read the full article, click here.

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