Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting

Report
Updates to OSHA’s
Recordkeeping
and Reporting Rule
What events must be reported to OSHA and
which employers have to keep records
Jim Lutz
Milwaukee Area OSHA Office
January 2015
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Comments on Recordkeeping 2015
from Dr. Michaels, Assistant Secretary
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Updates to OSHA’s Recordkeeping
and Reporting Rule
OSHA has expanded the list of severe
injuries & illnesses that employers
must report & updated the list of
industries who are partially exempt
from routinely keeping OSHA records.
The Final rule becomes effective January 1, 2015 for workplaces
under Federal OSHA jurisdiction.
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Expanded reporting requirements
The rule expands the list of severe work-related injuries
and illnesses that all covered employers must report to
OSHA.
Starting January 1, employers must report the following
to OSHA:
• All work-related fatalities within 8 hours
(same as current requirement)
• All work-related in-patient hospitalizations
of one or more employees within 24 hours
• All work-related amputations within 24 hours
• All work-related losses of an eye within
24 hours
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Expanded reporting requirements
• If the injury or illness resulted in a
fatality, hospitalization, amputation
or loss of an eye, report to OSHA.
• If you are in an industry covered by
OSHA’s updated recordkeeping
requirements, also make a record of
the injury or illness in the OSHA 300
Log.
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How can employers report to OSHA?
• By telephone to the nearest OSHA office during normal business
hours.
• By telephone to the 24-hour OSHA hotline (1-800-321-OSHA or
1-800-321-6742).
• Online: OSHA is developing a new means of reporting events
electronically, which will be available soon at
www.osha.gov/report_online.
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Industry exemptions
• The rule also updates the list of industries that are partially exempt
from the requirement to routinely keep OSHA injury & illness
records (e.g. the OSHA 300 log), due to relatively low occupational
injury & illness rates.
• The new rule retains the exemption for any firm with ten or fewer
employees, regardless of their industry classification, from the
requirement to routinely keep records.
• Reminder: All employers, even those exempt from recordkeeping
requirements, must report a work-related fatality, in-patient
hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye to OSHA.
See OSHA fact sheet: “Updates of OSHA’s
Recordkeeping Rule: An Overview”
www.osha.gov
Industry exemptions
• The previous list of exempt industries was based on the old
Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system, as well as injury &
illness data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) from 1996,
1997 & 1998.
• The new list is based on the North American Industry Classification
System (NAICS), as well as BLS data from 2007, 2008 & 2009.
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Finding your industry code (NAICS)
If I have not previously been
required to keep records, do I need
to start keeping records?
• First find your NAICS code at
www.census.gov/eos/www/naics
• Then visit OSHA’s page at
www.osha.gov/recordkeeping2014
to determine if your industry is
exempt.
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Compliance assistance materials
How do I keep records?
For employers who are new to
keeping records, download
OSHA’s recordkeeping forms at
www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/RKforms
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Compliance assistance materials
How do I fill out the OSHA 300 log?
For directions and training on how
to keep the log, visit
www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/tutorial
www.osha.gov
Compliance assistance materials
How can I get more information on
keeping records?
OSHA has answers for many
frequently asked questions. Find
them by visiting our searchable
FAQ page at:
www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/faq_search
See FAQ Handout
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Compliance assistance materials
How can I get more information on
keeping records?
www.osha.gov
Compliance assistance materials
How do I report a fatality,
hospitalization, amputation or loss
of an eye?
Call the nearest OSHA office during
normal business hours, or call the
24-hour OSHA hotline 1-800-3216742.
*Soon employers will also be able to report
online at www.osha.gov/report_online.
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Compliance assistance materials
How can I get more information on
the new reporting requirements?
To learn more about the new
reporting requirements &
download the fact sheet, visit
www.osha.gov/recordkeeping2014.
www.osha.gov
Compliance assistance materials
Now Available
Injury & Illness Recordkeeping Forms
Forms 300, 300A, 301 and
Instructions – Fillable Format
Wisconsin OSHA Office Contacts
Eau Claire
Appleton
Madison
Milwaukee
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We Can Help
Wisconsin Compliance Assistance Specialists
Kelly Bubolz
U. S. Dept. of Labor - OSHA
1648 Tri Park Way
Appleton, WI 54914
(920) 734-4521
Leslie Ptak
U. S. Dept. of Labor - OSHA
4802 E. Broadway
Madison, WI 53716
(608) 441-5388
Mary Bauer
U. S. Dept. Of Labor - OSHA
1310 W. Clairemont Ave
Eau Claire, WI 54701
(715) 832-9019
Jim Lutz
U. S. Dept. of Labor - OSHA
310 W. Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53203
(414) 297-3315
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