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Two Important OSHA Reminders

As of January 1, 2015 employers covered by federal OSHA law and regulations  are now required to report work-related fatalities within 8 hours and work-related in-patient hospitalizations, amputations and losses of an eye within 24 hours of finding out about the incident.  Previously, employers were required to report all workplace fatalities and when three or more workers were hospitalized in the same incident.  In a state with a state-run OSHA program, you should contact your state plan for the implementation date.  In September, we published an article and updated our reference guides and training to reflect these new requirements.

OSHA™s Form 300

Covered employers are required to post OSHA™s Form 300A, which summarized the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred during 2014 and were logged on OSHA™s Form 300, the log of work-related injuries and illnesses. The summary must be posted between February 1, 2015 and April 30, 2015, and should be displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted.

Employers with 10 or fewer employees and employers in specific low-hazard industries are normally exempt from federal OSHA injury and illness record keeping and posting requirements.

If you have any questions regarding any of the above reminders or any compliance related questions, please feel free to comment below or send us an email at [email protected] or reach us by phone toll-free at 855-427-0427.

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