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OSHA Injury Reporting Changes

Did you know….

When an employee is killed or three or more workers are hospitalized, all employers are by law required to report occupational accidents to OSHA within eight hours.  Did you also know there have been reporting changes made by federal OSHA that have been adopted by MN OSHA?

At the federal level, the newest rule became effective January 1, 2015, but MN adopted the new injury reporting requirements effective October 1, 2015.

What are the reporting requirements?  As of October 1, 2015 in MN, all employers must report:

All work-related fatalities within 8 hours.
All work-related inpatient hospitalizations, all amputations and all losses of an eye within 24 hours.

How do you keep track of all of the ever changing requirements?  And more importantly, how do you keep track of injuries under the new Recordkeeping Rule? When questions like this come up, contact the safety professionals at OECS – Workplace Safety Experts.