Beginning January 1, 2015, establishments located within Federal OSHA jurisdiction must comply with new, expanded recordkeeping requirements. Establishments located in states operating their own safety and health programs should contact the appropriate state authority to determine the start date for the new requirements.
Under the new reporting requirements, employers must report the following to OSHA:
- All work-related fatalities
- All work-related inpatient hospitalizations of one or more employees
- All work-related amputations (including partial fingertip amputations)
- All work-related losses of an eye
Currently, only work-related fatalities and work-related hospitalizations of three or more employees is required.
The changes apply to all employers under OSHA jurisdiction, even those who are exempt from keeping routine injury and illness records due to industry or company size.
Fatalities must be reported within 8 hours of learning about them. Employers have 24 hours to report inpatient hospitalization, eye loss, and/or amputation.
Read this OSHA fact sheet for more information and for reporting options. Here’s a list of partially exempt industries.