Updates to OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rule: Reporting Fatalities and Severe Injuries

OSHA’s updated recordkeeping rule expands the list of severe injuries that all employers must report to OSHA. Establishments located in states under Federal OSHA jurisdiction must begin to comply with the new requirements on January 1, 2015. Establishments located in states that operate their own safety and health programs should check with their state plan for the implementation date of the new requirements.

Updates to OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rule: Reporting Fatalities and Severe InjuriesOSHA’s updated recordkeeping rule expands the list of severe injuries that all employers must report to OSHA. Establishments located in states under Federal OSHA jurisdiction must begin to comply with the new requirements on January 1, 2015. Establishments located in states that operate their own safety and health programs should check with their state plan for the implementation date of the new requirements.

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Starting January 1, 2015:

All employers * must report to OSHA:

 All work-related fatalities within 8 hours

Within 24 hours, all work-related:

 Inpatient hospitalizations

 Amputations

 Losses of an eye