January 5, 2015
The Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration (“OSHA”) is the federal agency within the Department of Labor that is tasked with reducing workplace hazards and implementing worker health and safety protections. To that end, federal regulation 29 CFR Part 1904 requires covered employers to prepare and maintain records, as well as promptly report, certain work-related illness and injuries.

On January 1, 2015, revised injury reporting rules went into effect and the list of industries exempt from OSHA reporting will shrink, impacting a variety of businesses once at least partially immune to OSHA’s obligations. Businesses are now held to a higher reporting standard and must shift internal procedures in order to meet OSHA’s revised regulations.

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