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Regulatory Update: OSHA Announces New Recordkeeping Rules for 1/1/15

In September, OSHA announced updates to its recordkeeping rule, which expands the list of severe injuries and illnesses that employers must report to OSHA. As of Jan. 1, 2015, all employers under OSHA jurisdiction must report:

  • All work-related fatalities within 8 hours.
  • All work-related inpatient hospitalizations, amputations and losses of an eye within 24 hours.

Among the changes, employers will have the option to file online reports of fatalities and severe injuries and illnesses via a form that is currently still under development.
For a quick summary, see this recordkeeping flow chart that OSHA released in a blog post.
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Here are additional resources and fact sheets:
New reporting requirements starting January 1, 2015
Updates to OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rule: An Overview
Updates to OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rule: Reporting Fatalities and Severe Injuries
Updates to OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rule: Who is Required to Keep Records and Who is Exempt
Partially Exempt Industries


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