There are new reporting requirements from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). (https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping2014/index.html)
Under the OSHA Recordkeeping regulation (29 CFR 1904), Illinois manufacturers with 10 employees are required to prepare and maintain records of occupational injuries and illnesses, using the OSHA 300 Log. This information is important for employers, workers and OSHA in evaluating the safety trends of a workplace, understanding industry hazards, and implementing worker protections to eliminate or reduce hazards.
All employers must report:
- All work-related fatalities within 8 hours
- All work-related inpatient hospitalizations, all amputations and all losses of an eye within 24 hours
Report to OSHA by:
- Calling OSHA’s free and confidential number at 1-800-321-OSHA (6742)
- Calling your closest Area Office during normal business hours
- Using an online form that will soon be available
It is also a good time to review emphasis programs and compare to your facility’s current state.