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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements--NAICS Update and Reporting Revisions

OSHA is issuing a final rule to update the appendix to its 
Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting regulation. The appendix 
contains a list of industries that are partially exempt from 
requirements to keep records of work-related injuries and illnesses due 
to relatively low occupational injury and illness rates. The updated 
appendix is based on more recent injury and illness data and lists 
industry groups classified by the North American Industry 
Classification System (NAICS). The current appendix lists industries 
classified by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC).
    The final rule also revises the requirements for reporting work-
related fatality, injury, and illness information to OSHA. The current 
regulation requires employers to report work-related fatalities and in-
patient hospitalizations of three or more employees within eight hours 
of the event. The final rule retains the requirement for employers to 
report work-related fatalities to OSHA within eight hours of the event 
but amends the regulation to require employers to report all work-
related in-patient hospitalizations, as well as amputations and losses 
of an eye, to OSHA within 24 hours of the event.DATES: The final rule becomes effective January 1, 2015.