OSHA Enacts New Injury Reporting Rule

Noting more than 4,400 on-the-job worker fatalities in 2013, leaders at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have announced a new rule aimed at improving employee safety. Effective January 1, 2015, employers under OSHA’s jurisdiction will have to notify the agency of work-related fatalities within eight hours, and work-related in-patient hospitalizations, amputations or losses of an eye within 24 hours. That’s according to a post on ConstructionEquipment.com. “Previously, OSHA’s regulations required an employer to report only work-related fatalities and in-patient hospitalizations of three or more employees.” Reporting single hospitalizations, amputations or loss of an eye was not required under the previous rule.



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