Scouting Safely Alert: OSHA Reporting Criteria Changing Jan. 1

Effective January 1, 2015, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration is lowering the threshold of when you must orally report injuries to them.

While the mandatory reporting of work related fatalities has not changed (within 8 hours), the new standard now requires the reporting of any work related in-patient hospitalization of one or more employees, amputation, or loss of an eye as the result of a work related incident within 24 hours. Please note for most council operations this would include any council, seasonal (camp staff), or temporary workers.

You may use the OSHA toll free telephone number 1-800-321-OSHA (6742) to report.

An updated First Aid Log, Catalog number 33681, includes this revised information. In addition, more detail on the change can be found here: www.osha.gov/recordkeeping2014/OSHA3745.pdf.

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Scouting Safely Alert: OSHA Reporting Criteria Changing Jan. 1
Scouting Safely Alert: OSHA Reporting Criteria Changing Jan. 1
Scouting Safely Alert: OSHA Reporting Criteria Changing Jan. 1
Scouting Safely Alert: OSHA Reporting Criteria Changing Jan. 1