Injury reporting webpage simplified, online filing now available
The expanded requirements took effect in January 2015. Now, in addition to reporting any worker fatality within 8 hours, employers must report within 24 hours any severe injury – defined as an amputation, hospitalization or loss of an eye.
In the first year of the new requirement, OSHA received about 12,000 reports. The agency says it plans to release complete numbers and a full analysis of the Year One reports soon.