What’s New with OSHA in Maritime

OSHA NOTE: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), released an important updated record keeping rule regarding fatalities and severe injuries that goes into effect on January 1, 2015.

Under the new rule, effective January 1, 2015, employers will have to report the following to OSHA:

All work-related fatalities
All work related inpatient hospitalizations of one or more employees (formerly three or more)
All work related amputations (new)
All work related losses of an eye (new)

Employers have three options for reporting events to OSHA:

By telephone to the nearest OSHA Area Office during normal business hours
By telephone to the 24 hour OSHA hotline at 1-800-321-OSHA (6742
OSHA is developing a new means of reporting events electronically, which will be available soon at www.osha.gov.

For more information about the updated reporting requirements, visit OSHA’s webpage on the revised recordkeeping rule at www.osha.gov/recordkeeping2014.​