Updated OSHA policy on reporting severe workplace injuries

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced new policies for employers reporting incidents of serious injuries or death of their workers, the agency’s website stated on September 11.

The new OSHA policy mandates that employers report workplace deaths within eight hours, while serious workplace injuries should be reported to the agency within 24 hours. Under the new OSHA rule, all employers are required to report incidents of serious illnesses or injuries in the agency’s web portal. Just last year, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 4,405 work-related fatalities, Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez said. OSHA also updated the list of industries exempted from keeping records of workplace injuries or illnesses.

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