Who falls under this regulation?
Any time there is a work related death, in-patient hospitalization, amputation or loss of eye.
- Contact OSHA within 8 hours of a work related fatality.
- Contact OSHA within 24 hours of a work related in-patient hospitalization, amputation or loss of eye.
You have three options for reporting the event:
- By telephone to the OSHA Area Office nearest to the site of the work-related incident.
- By telephone to the 24-hour OSHA hotline (1-800-321-OSHA or 1-800-321-6742).
- Electronically, using the event reporting application on OSHA’s public website.
Be prepared to supply:
- Business name
- Names of employees affected
- Location and time of the incident
- Brief description of the incident
- Contact person
- Phone number
Things to consider:
If there is a in-patient hospitalization, amputation or eye loss you will be required to notify OSHA within the 24 hours, or if there is a fatality, within 8 hours after learning about it. There are some exceptions:
- If the death occurs more than 30 days after the work related accident
- If the in-patient hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye that occurs within 24 hours of a work-related incident.
- If the death, in-patient hospitalization, amputation or eye loss occurs as a result of a motor vehicle accident on a public street or highway, but not in a construction work zone you do not have to report to OSHA.
- In-patient hospitalization is also defined as a formal admission to the in-patient service of a hospital or clinic for care or treatment. You do not have to report an in-patient hospitalization that involves only observation or diagnostic testing. You must only report each in-patient hospitalization that involves care or treatment.
- If the fatality, in-patient hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye occurred on a commercial or public transportation system (e.g., airplane, train, subway, or bus).
NOTE: However, in each situation you must still record the event on your OSHA injury and illness records, if you are required to keep OSHA injury and illness records.
For Frequently Asked Questions visit OSHA’s website or call your Keevily Team.