“OSHA will now receive crucial reports of fatalities and severe work-related injuries and illnesses that will significantly enhance the agency’s ability to target our resources to save lives and prevent further injury and illness. This new data will enable the agency to identify the workplaces where workers are at the greatest risk and target our compliance assistance and enforcement resources accordingly.”
— Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, Dr. David Michaels
As the new year rolls in, the Occupational Safety and Health Association unveiled their new regulations for the year 2015. Some of the changes that you need to be aware of are that now employers are required to report:
– Work-related fatalities within 8 hours.
– Hospitalizations, amputations and all losses of an eye within 24 hours.
To read more on the new regulations stated above, head over to OSHA.