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New OSHA Requirements – Effective 1/1/2015

Effective January 1st, 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will be implementing new rules to their Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements for work-related injuries and illnesses.

Attached please find a Compliance Bulletin that will help you prepare for the new practices that OSHA will require all employers to follow.

We would like to point out the following two major changes that you will find under the new standard requirements:

1) No matter the size of the Company, all employers are required to submit a report to OSHA any one or more work-related employee fatality within eight (8) hours and inpatient hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye within twenty-four (24) hours.

2) The List of Industries Partially Exempt from OSHA’s recordkeeping requirements has been updated. As a result, many employers that are not currently required to maintain injury and illness records will lose their exempt status.

Please carefully review the Compliance Bulletin and as always, we are available to help you in any capacity.