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October 2, 2014

OSHA Recordkeeping: Final Rule Taking Effect Jan. 1, 2015

OSHA issued its final rule on recordkeeping and reporting requirements, and it will take effect Jan. 1, 2015. All employers covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act are required to comply with OSHA’s new severe injury and illness reporting requirements. Please Note: because we are involved in the construction industry, none of our employers are exempt of this rule regardless of their company‚Äôs size.
OSHA’s updated recordkeeping rule expands the list of severe injuries that employers must report to OSHA.

Beginning January 1, 2015, all employers must report:
1. All work-related fatalities within 8 hours.
2. All work-related inpatient hospitalizations, all amputations and all losses of an eye within 24 hours.

To report, contact your local OSHA Office or call the 24 hour hotline 800-321-6742. If you need further information or have questions regarding the Updated Recordkeeping Rule, please contact AGMA at (215) 854-0129.