Magazine article Personnel Journal

New OSHA Rule Requires Eight-Hour Reporting

Magazine article Personnel Journal

New OSHA Rule Requires Eight-Hour Reporting

Article excerpt

THE FEDERAL OCCUPATIONAL Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a new final rule requiring employers to report any job-related employee fatality or hospitalizations of three or more workers within eight hours to OSHA.

Since 1971, employers have been given up to 48 hours to report fatalities to OSHA, and they were required to report hospitalizations to the Agency only if five or more employees were involved in a job-related incident.

The new final OSHA regulation requires employers to report such incidents verbally, in person to the nearest OSHA office, or by phone using an OSHA toll-free line.

Employers that don't learn immediately of such job-related incidents must nevertheless report them to the Agency within eight hours of having learned of them.

The final rule, which covers all 6 million establishments under the Agency's jurisdiction, is expected to result in more timely OSHA inspections that are prompted by reports of work-related deaths or injuries. …

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