New Employer Reporting Requirements for Severe Injuries & Fatalities

As of January 1st 2015 OSHA has changed requirements for reporting work related fatalities or severe injuries. In the past, employers were required to report all fatalities and or when three or more workers were hospitalized during the same incident. The new law requires:

  • Employers are required to report all work related fatalities within 8 hours, and
  • Employers are required to report all inpatient hospitalization, amputations and loss of an eye within 24 hours of finding out about the incident.

The new reporting requirements are intended to help prevent further severe injuries and fatalities by identifying the problem and taking preventative measures. 

OSHA Reporting Severe Injuries & Illnesses
OSHA Reporting Severe Injuries & Illnesses

3 Ways for Reporting an Incident:

•    Call 1-800-321-6742 (24 hour hotline);
•    Call the closest OSHA Area Office; and
•    Report online using (coming soon).

For more information visit the OSHA website or contact:

Steve Kirschner

February 1 – April 30 Deadline Approaching – Employers Must Post OSHA’s 300A Log

Between February 1 – April 30 of each year, covered employers MUST post the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) Form 300A.  Form 300A summarizes the illnesses and injuries that were reported during 2014 in OSHA Form 300.  Form 300A must be posted in a location that is accessible to all employees (e.g., break room, employee bulletin board, or near time clock).  If an OSHA Inspector finds that the log is not posted, OSHA can issue a citation.

OSHA, OSHA Compliance, OSHA 300A, recordkeeping

The list of exempt employers has been updated on OSHA’s website.  Employers with ten or few employees, regardless of what industry they are in, are typically exempt from this new regulation and exempt from other

If you have questions regarding this requirement or need assistance with your recordkeeping, please contact:

Steve Kirschner