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How do I know what's reportable to OSHA?
April 20, 2016
April 20, 2016
Is your OSHA Recordkeeping Summary posted?
Posting dates (February 1st- April 30th)
New Recordkeeping Rules and Tools!
It can sometimes be overwhelming and somewhat perplexing determining what should be recorded, and what should be reported to OSHA with the new changes to the 1904 Recordkeeping Standard. This is especially difficult, if you are someone in a new position tasked with the responsibility of keeping your company in compliance with these records.
There has been one major change for "reporting" in KY as of January 1, 2016, and that is the addition of a "loss of an eye" (see KY OSHA notice). Note: if you're not in KY, and need your state's reporting requirements, call us!
All employers in KY must report incidents shown below within the time frame indicated:
1. All work-related fatalities (including heart attacks) within 8 hours.
2. All work-related inpatient hospitalizations (3 or more) within 8 hours.
3. All work-related inpatient hospitalizations (less than 3 employees); all amputations;
and all losses of an eye, within 72 hours.
You can report to OSHA by:
1. Calling your closest KY Area Office during normal business hours
(8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EST) (502) 564-3070 .
2. Calling OSHA's free and confidential number hotline at 1-800-321-OSHA (6742).
3. The online form reporting form is not available for KY at this time.
KY OSHA's website provides an easy decision tree to determine which injuries/illnesses should be called in and reported to OSHA. Click on this "Decision Tree" for a understandable diagram that provides the information you need in making a determination for reporting.
Also, see this Special Edition Newsletter from federal OSHA which shows how the reporting requirements have already changed the focus of 1904 Recordkeeping in the past year.
For specific KY industry sectors newly required to keep injury/illness records starting January 1, 2016, click here .
Remember to post your Annual Summary (300- A) February 1st- April 30th of each year! All job-related injuries and illnesses that were logged on the 300 Form must be displayed in a common area where all employees have access, even if you by did not acquire a recordable injury/illness in the past year.
STEP is here to help you with your Recordkeeping requirements, and many other ESH services! Call us today (270-753-6529) to step up to compliance!