Some new OSHA reporting requirements will take effect starting next year. Most significantly, as of Jan. 1, 2015, employers will be required to notify OSHA when a worker is killed or suffers a serious injury or illness on the job.
According to an update from OSHA: the rule expands the list of severe work-related injuries that all covered employers must report to OSHA. The revised rule retains the current requirement to report all work-related fatalities within 8 hours and adds the requirement to report all work-related in-patient hospitalizations, amputations and loss of an eye within 24 hours to OSHA.
All of the reports will also be publicly available online. Read More
For additional information, also check out:
- News release
- Assistant Secretary's Statement
- Changes to Reporting Requirements
- Overview Fact Sheet [PDF*]
- Reportable Events Fact Sheet [PDF*]
- Who Keeps Records Fact Sheet [PDF*]