04 Aug OSHA injury tracking application website
OSHA injury tracking application website has launched. Are you ready?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires covered employers to report and record occupational injuries and illnesses. OSHA updated these reporting and recordkeeping requirements through a final rule that became effective on Jan. 1, 2015.
To comply with reporting requirements, employers must report any work-related employee fatality within eight hours, and any inpatient hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye within 24 hours. In addition, beginning on July 1, 2017, another final rule requires certain establishments to electronically submit injury and illness information to OSHA. However, OSHA has signaled its intention to delay this deadline.
While all employers must follow reporting requirements, recordkeeping obligations apply only to nonexempt employers. The list of exempt industries was also updated in 2015.
With the launch of OSHA’s website there are some obligations and important compliance deadlines, such as:
- Employers subject to OSHA
- Reporting Requirements
- Electronic Reporting Deadlines
- Recordkeeping Requirements
- Posting Requirements
For more detailed information including submission deadlines, Barrow Group is happy to provide a free complimentary OSHA Compliance Overview. We also suggest that you partner closely with your provider to ensure that they are guiding you with OSHA temporary worker initiative strategies for success including injury tracking application and recordkeeping rules.
Our temporary staffing clients receive assistance with OSHA report and audit preparation to ensure they are in compliance. Also, our Certified Risk Managers can provide safety training including OSHA best practices training. After reading our complimentary OSHA Compliance Overview, feel free to contact Barrow Group experts.