OSHA video highlights upcoming changes to reporting requirements
Washington – A Nov. 14 video from OSHA details upcoming changes to employers’ incident reporting requirements.
A final rule issued in September requires employers to report to the agency all work-related deaths within eight hours and all work-related inpatient hospitalizations, amputations and losses of an eye within 24 hours.
Previously, employers only had to report worker deaths and hospitalizations involving three or more workers. In the video, OSHA administrator David Michaels lists the three ways employers can report:
- Calling the nearest OSHA area office
- Calling the 24-hour OSHA hotline at (800) 321-6742
- Filing a report online beginning Jan. 1
The new rule’s requirements are scheduled to go into effect Jan. 1.