January 6, 2015
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) revised their regulations in an attempt to prevent workplace fatalities, serious injuries, and illnesses.
As of January 1st 2015 the types of employers required to report to OSHA has been expanded. New additions to the list are building material and supply dealers, automotive dealers, and faculty support services to name a few.
The new regulations also expand the list of work related injuries that employers must report to OSHA. Under the new regulations an employer must report any work related hospitalization, amputations, and/or the loss of an eye within 24 hours of the incident. Previously employers were only required to report hospitalizations if 3 or more employees were admitted. The new rules will likely lead to an increase in OSHA inspections.