OSHA leadership, during a National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health meeting in Washington, stated that it is only receiving about half of the injury reports that it should be getting from employers under its revised reporting requirements. OSHA’s revised reporting requirements, effective January 1st, 2015, kept the mandate that all workplace fatalities be reported within eight hours, but added a new requirement that employers report the hospitalization of a single employee (rather than three or more as previously required) as well as all amputations and loss of an eye within 24 hours of management learning of the incidents. However, the changes did lead to a sharp increase in the number of reports filed, with the agency receiving 200 to 250 new reports each week. According to Business Insurance coverage, of the more than 10,000 reports filed to date, about 35 percent to 40 percent resulted in on-site inspections, while 50 percent resulted in a rapid response investigation that requests additional information about the incident and the employer’s corrective actions.
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