The New Year will be bringing some changes to the guidelines defining when workplace injuries and fatalities must be reported to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Formerly, the reporting requirements dictated that all workplace fatalities and all incidents involving the hospitalization of three or more workers must be reported; as of January 1, this policy will be amended. Employers will have to report all fatalities within eight hours of their occurrence, and every hospitalization, amputation or eye loss within 24 hours.
This change in policy is expected to save lives by focusing a higher degree of scrutiny on serious workplace hazards. Reports can be submitted from an employer through either its local OSHA office, the national OSHA hotline or online at OSHA’s website.
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