In effect starting at the beginning of 2015, OSHA has updated their Record Keeping Rule. There are two noteworthy changes to this rule.
- The list of exempt industries required to routinely keep OSHA injury and illness records has been updated. The previous industry list was based on the SIC system along with injury and illness data from the BLS from 1996, 1997, and 1998. The new list is based on the NAICS and injury and illness data from the BLS from 2007, 2008, and 2009.
- The requirement that all work-related in-patient hospitalizations, amputations and loss of an eye must be reported within 24 hours to OSHA.
To read the full OSHA Record Keeping Rule and a full list of what needs to be reported to OSHA please visit- https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping2014/index.html