Injury Reporting a Key Employer Responsibility for Construction Safety

June 23, 2015

When it comes to reporting and keeping records of work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatalities, Employer Responsibilities under OSHA go far beyond a single line on a poster.

Report to the nearest OSHA office all work-related fatalities within eight hours, and all work-related inpatient hospitalizations, all amputations and all losses of an eye within 24 hours.

The employer is responsible for making sure that OSHA has been notified of severe injuries and fatalities quickly so that immediate action can be taken to ensure that the employee is taken care of and that there is no further risk for other employees.

Keep records of work-related injuries and illnesses. (Note: Employers with 10 or fewer employees and employers in certain low-hazard industries

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