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OSHA Regulations and Recordkeeping

January 27, 2015 No Comments Justin Baker Blog

Can you believe the end of January is here?  With heating season in full swing you may have missed the new OSHA regulations and record keeping guidelines.

We’re here to make sure you are up to date.

As of January 1, 2015, OSHA requires all employers to report any work related fatality within 8 hours as well as any work related in-patient hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye within 24 hours.

On the record keeping side, OSHA regulations require certain employers to routinely keep records of serious employee injuries and illnesses. However, there are two classes of employers that are partially exempt from routinely keeping records. First, employers with ten or fewer employees at all times during the previous calendar year are exempt from routinely keeping OSHA injury and illness records.

Second, establishments in certain low-hazard industries are also exempt from routinely keeping OSHA injury and illness records. This list had been comprised of establishments in the divisions of retail trade, finance, insurance and real estate and the service industry if the three year average lost workday case rate for their major industry group was 75 percent or less of the overall three year average of the lost workday case rate for private industry.

For full details and FAQs, please visit OSHA by clicking here.