OSHA’s Mandatory Reporting Rule

man filling out incident injury report form on laptopIn a prior blog we discussed OSHA’s new electronic recordkeeping rule which requires, among other things, certain employers to submit injury and illness data.

As a reminder, employers are also affirmatively required to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye. A fatality must be reported within 8 hours while an in-patient hospitalization, amputation, or eye loss must be reported within 24 hours.

To make a report, employers can call the nearest OSHA office, OSHA’s 24 hour-hotline at 1-800-321-6742 (OSHA), or report it online. The following information needs to be reported: business name; names of employees affected; location and time of incident; brief description of the incident; and contact person and phone number.

Additional information on the reporting requirement including a link to the online reporting system may be found at: https://www.osha.gov/report.html

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