Effective January 1, 2015, OSHA has revamped its requirements for reporting specific injuries and hospitalizations. In addition to notifying the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of all work-related fatalities within 8 hours, employers under federal OSHA will be required to notify the administration within 24 hours when an employee suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye. This new rule resembles the CAL/OSHA rule already in place.
Current regulations require an employer to report only work-related fatalities and in-patient hospitalizations of 3 or more employees. Reporting single hospitalizations, amputations, or loss of an eye is not required.
Learn more about the new notification requirements now at OHSA.com.
A year ago, we reported on the top 10 OSHA safety violations for 2012. A year later, the number of OSHA safety violations is up 46%. While the list of common violations remains largely intact, many have moved up or down the list. Most importantly, every violation in the top 10 earned more citations than the previous year.
Here’s the top 10 OSHA safety violations for 2013. Click on each to see OSHA’s recommendations for safe operation and compliance.
Up 14% to 8,241 violations
2012 Rank: 1
OSHA violations can be a costly mistake. The incidents that may result from them can be worse. Last week’s infographic about construction site accidents looked at the frequency, nature and costs of reported incidents. We believe that 100% of construction site accidents are avoidable, and following OSHA’s standards and codes to the letter is a good start.
The top 10 most frequently cited OSHA violations for 2012 were:
- Fall Protection (code: 1926.501)
- Hazard Communication (code: 1910.1200)
- Scaffolds (code: 1926.451)
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