New OSHA Requirements Regarding Workplace Deaths & Hospitalizations
New OSHA Rules effective January 1, 2015 require that work related deaths must be reported within 8 hours and all inpatient hospitalizations, amputations, and loss of an eye must be reported with 24 hours.
Accidents may be reported to OSHA by:
- Calling OSHA's Reporting Number at 1-800-321-OSHA (6742).
- Calling your closest Area Office during normal business hours.
- Using the new online form that will soon be available at https://www.osha.gov/report_online
More information can be found on the OSHA Fact Sheet.
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