The New Year brought a significant change to the American workplace as new, stricter rules went into effect January 1 designed to reduce work-related deaths and injuries. In particular, the new regulations mandate employers report all work-related amputations, eye loss, and in-patient hospitalizations of workers within 24 hours. Under the old rules, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) required employers only to report fatalities on the job and accidents in which three or more workers were injured. Employers are expected to report work-related deaths within eight hours under the new rules. “We believe the updated reporting requirements are not simply ... Read More
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