PHILADELPHIA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAWYERS DISCUSS NEW REPORTING RULE FROM OSHA

The goal of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is to create safer workplaces, prevent workplace injuries and save the lives of American workers.  As of January 1, 2015 OSHA has implemented a new federal policy regarding the reporting of workplace injuries.

Prior to 2015, employers were required to report fatalities and to report when three or more workers required hospitalization due to the same type of accident.  OSHA now requires employers to report all workplace fatalities within eight hours of the incident and to report all hospitalizations, amputations or loss of an eye within 24 hours of the accident.

The goal of this new reporting requirement is to pinpoint dangerous work areas in a timely manner.  Employers and workers will be able to prevent future workplace accidents by earlier identification and elimination of serious workplace hazards.  Hospitalization and amputation are prime indicators of workplace hazards.  If incidents involving these hazards are detected earlier through the reporting process, future work injuries and fatalities can be adverted.

According to the 2013 Census for Fatal Occupational Injuries provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 4,405 fatal work injuries in the U.S.  This new reporting measure aims to reduce that number.

The new reporting requirements will allow OSHA to have improved and accurate information concerning the occurrence of workplace injuries.  This will allow the agency to better focus resources and improve compliance assistance where needed without significant delays.  Beyond inspections, OSHA engages employers by using outreach programs to help eliminate hazards before they cause employees workplace injuries or fatalities.

Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at E.S. Borjeson & Associates Protect the Rights of Injured Workers in Pennsylvania

If you have been injured on the job, Philadelphia work injury lawyers at E.S. Borjeson & Associates will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve by helping you obtain the Workers’ Compensation benefits to which you are entitled.  Our office is located in center city Philadelphia and we represent Pennsylvania injured workers throughout the region including those in Philadelphia County, Delaware County, Bucks County, Montgomery County, and Chester County.  We offer a no-risk, free consultation. Call us at 215-772-3020 or contact us online to see how we can help you.

The goal of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is to create safer workplaces, prevent workplace injuries and save the lives of American workers.  As of January 1, 2015 OSHA has implemented a new federal policy regarding the reporting of workplace injuries.

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