OSHA now requires employers to report employee fatalitities within 8 hours and severe injury requiring hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye within 24 hours
OSHA recently updated its Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting regulation by announcing a new rule that requires employers to report not only single fatalities but also single hospitalizations, amputations or loss of an eye. Previously, OSHA’s regulations required an employer to report only work-related fatalities and in-patient hospitalizations of three or more employees.
Additionally OSHA also updated the list of industries that are partially exempted from this rule due to relatively low occupational injury and illness rates.
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