In 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began mandating the reporting of serious work injuries that resulted in hospitalization, amputation, or the loss of an eye. 10,388 incidents were reported. OSHA is working with employers that report serious incidents to reduce future workplace injuries by identifying and removing potential hazards.
Most businesses went beyond OSHA’s recommendations in an attempt to protect their workforce from experiencing more severe injuries in the future. Some businesses did not, disrespecting their own workers safety.
OSHA is using the data gathered from required reporting to identify the industries in greatest need of better workplace safety and will adjust its resources to help those industries accordingly. OSHA has vowed to continue examining the reporting program to make changes geared towards improving overall effectiveness. OSHA has stated its also looking for ways to keep smaller business informed of reporting obligations and available resources.
OSHA’s reporting page has instructions for reporting serious injuries and the answers to frequently asked questions about mandatory reporting.
Perona, Langer, Beck, Serbin and Harrison knows that serious injuries suffered on the job can be life changing. Our mission is to help injured workers through difficult times. If you’ve been injured at work, contact experienced workers compensation attorneys today at (800) 435-7542. We offer free consultations and never charge out-of-pocket expenses. For more information, visit our website at plbsm.com. We are here to help.