OSHA’s Serious Event Reporting Online Form has recently gone live. The Agency’s new recordkeeping rule that went into effect in January 2015 requires employers to report to OSHA any work-related fatality within 8 hours and any inpatient hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye within 24 hours.
Businesses often struggle with determining whether an employee’s injury/illness is work-related, a new case, or whether treatment-rendered by either a licensed health-care provider or a first-aid trained coworker, need to be recorded. To assure compliance, it is critical to have a clear and complete understanding of what constitutes a work-related injury and what constitutes recordable […]
Recently, one of our subscribers asked the following question:
Recently, we received the following question from a subscriber: On a multiemployer worksite, under the direction and control of a primary controlling contractor (C), one of the subcontracted employees (A) was struck by a vehicle and injured by another subcontractor (B). Whose OSHA 300 log should the injury be recorded on? The subcontractor (B) who […]
OSHA recently clarified who is responsible for recording injuries and illnesses of contingent or temporary workers when supervision is shared by the host employer and the temporary staffing agency. The clarification came through a recent OSHA letter concerning temporary workers.