New for 2015! | OSHA Recordkeeping Rule Updates

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has updated its recordkeeping rule. As of January 1, 2015, employers under Federal OSHA’s jurisdiction must report:

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

Employers in states with their own safety and health program (State Plan) may have a different implementation date and should verify the compliance date with their state plan.

Additionally, the list of industries exempt from keeping routine OSHA illness and injury records has also been updated. The exemptions are now based on information from the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

These recordkeeping rule changes are intended to help prevent work-related injuries, illnesses and fatalities, and help employers and employees identify and reduce hazards in the workplace.

For more information on the rule changes and detailed reporting instructions, visit the OSHA Website.

Date Posted: 01-13-2015
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