Not only has OSHA expanded the list of industries required to routinely keep and submit injury and illness records, but it also expanded the list of severe work-related injuries that the list of employers must report to OSHA.
Employers must fill out and submit form OSHA’s Form 300A, which summarizes job-related injuries and illnesses logged during 2015. The summary must be displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted each year between Feb. 1 and April 30.
Make sure you know whether your industry is still exempt. Lists of both exempt and newly covered industries are available on OSHA’s website.
OSHA’s revision to the recordkeeping rule expands the list of severe injuries that all covered employers must report to OSHA.
Previously, employers had to report the following events to OSHA:
- All work-related fatalities
- All work-related hospitalizations of three or more employees
Changes to the rule now require all work-related fatalities, and:
- All work-related in-patient hospitalizations of one or more employees
- All work-related amputations
- All work-related losses of an eye
For a comprehensive overview of the changes, view the OSHA Fact Sheet posted on their website.