How to Satisfy NEW 2015 OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements
Infiniti HR wishes to remind our clients to post OSHA Form 300A, which lists a summary of the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred during 2014. The form must be posted between Feb. 1 and April 30, 2015.
The summary must include the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2014. If no injuries or illnesses were recorded in 2014, you can simply enter “zero” on the total line. The form must be signed and certified by an owner and displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted.
Employers with 10 or fewer employees and employers in certain industries are normally exempt from federal OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping and posting requirements. A complete list of exempt industries in the retail, services, finance, insurance and real estate sectors can be found at http://s.dol.gov/YP.
Copies of OSHA Forms 300 and 300A are available at http://s.dol.gov/YQ in either Adobe PDF or Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet format. For more information on recordkeeping requirements, visit the OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements Web page.
Also of high importance and immediately effective, OSHA has revised and updated its requirements for reporting work-related fatalities, injuries, and illness information. The new rule is effective January 1, 2015 and can be summarized as follows:
- There is a significant new requirement of reporting all work-related in-patient hospitalizations, as well as amputations and losses of an eye, to OSHA within 24 hours of the event. The previous rule only required reporting of in-patient hospitalizations if three (3) or more people were hospitalized. Now, if a single employee is hospitalized within 24 hours of a work-related incident, the employer must notify OSHA.
- The new rule also maintains the requirement of reporting all work-related fatalities within eight (8) hours of learning of the event.
As always, Infiniti HR is here to assist you with navigating these regulations and helping you to best remain in compliance with the various federal and statutory mandates. Please feel free to reach out to us for any further direction or explanation as it regards this and other mandated regulations at firstname.lastname@example.org.