OSHA Revises Record Keeping Rules
Beginning January 1, 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will revise its injury reporting rule. All employers under OSHA jurisdiction must observe the revised reporting rule, including those who are exempt from routinely keeping OSHA records due to company size or industry.
Under the revised rule, all work-related fatalities must be reported within eight hours of becoming aware of the incident and all work-related, in-patient hospitalizations, amputations and losses of an eye should be reported within 24 hours of becoming aware of the accident.
The revised rule also updates the list of industries that are exempt from the requirement to routinely keep OSHA injury and illness records due to relatively low occupational injury and illness rates.
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