Written by Michael G. Murphy, P.E. Esq.

Two changes to the OSHA Standard for Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses went into effect Jan. 1, 2015. First, businesses that were previously exempt from the recording requirements now must record occupational injuries and illnesses shortly after they happen. Second, OSHA has added to the type of incidents that must be reported to OSHA within eight hours to include the hospitalization of one or more employees (it was three employees) and a new requirement to report any amputation or loss of an eye. This GT Alert provides further detail on the changes and includes a list of industries, by NAICS code, that remain partially exempt from the recording requirement.

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