OSHA New Injury Reporting Requirement

Federal OSHA has implemented new injury reporting requirements as of January 1, 2015:  you must report any fatality to OSHA within 8 hours (that has not changed).  In-patient hospitalization of one employee (used to be three employees), amputation or loss of an eye must be reported within 24 hours of finding out about the incident.

Remember, these requirements are above and beyond reporting to Workers’ Compensation.

Minnesota is a state run program, so their time frame for implementing this is different.  It looks like Minnesota will likely require this new injury reporting as of October 1, 2015.  They have not yet published their proposal to adopt these regulations.  We anticipate more inspections based on injury reporting.

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