As of January 1, 2015:
All employers* must report:
All work-related fatalities within 8 hours
Within 24 hours, all work-related:
- Inpatient hospitalizations
- Losses of an eye
- How to Report Incident
Call 1-800-321-OSHA (6742)
Call your nearest OSHA area office, during normal business hours (www.osha.gov/html/RAmap.html)
Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, there is a change to what covered employers are required to report to the OSHA. Employers are now required to report all work-related fatalities within 8 hours and all inpatient hospitalizations, amputations, and losses of an eye within 24 hours of finding out about the incident.
Previously, employers were required to report all workplace fatalities and when three or more workers were hospitalized in the same incident. The updated reporting requirements have a life-saving purpose: they will enable employers and workers to prevent future injuries by identifying and eliminating the most serious workplace hazards.
Employers will have three options for reporting these severe incidents to OSHA. You may call your nearest area office during normal business hours, call the 24-hour OSHA hotline at 1-800-321-OSHA (1-800-321-6742), or report online.