The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, an agency of the U.S. Dept. of Labor, will require employers to adhere to its revised standards for reporting workplace fatalities and injuries, starting January 1, 2015. It indicated the new reporting policy applies to employers under federal OSHA’s jurisdiction; employers under the jurisdiction of individual states’ OSHA programs should contact the respective agency for the implementation date.
The new standards were developed with employers’ input over the course of the past 12 months, and issued as a final rule in September. At the start of the revision effort, OSHA explained that streamlining the reporting of injury/illness data to improve workplace safety and health by improving tracking of workplace safety incidents. It emphasized then that the reportable data is “information that employers are already required to keep”.
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