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New OSHA Reporting Requirements Effective January 1, 2015

Starting January 1, 2015, there are significant changes to OSHA’s reporting policies for work-related deaths, injuries, and illnesses. The old rules required employers to report all workplace fatalities within 8 hours and instances where three or more workers required hospitalization for the same incident. Under the new reporting requirements, employers will now be required to report ALL work-related fatalities within 8 hours and ALL in-patient hospitalizations, amputations, and losses of an eye within 24 hours of the incident.  Obviously, the new reporting requirements include injuries and deaths from work-related falls.

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Did You Know?

It is the responsibility of the employer to provide prompt rescue of their workers in the event of a fall or assure that their workers are able to self rescue?