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OSHA'S Recordkeeping Rule BY GARY GANDEE, CIRCUIT RIDER II DID YOU KNOW that OSHA has new reporting requirements that were effective January 1, 2015? OSHA's updated recordkeeping rule expands the list of severe injuries that all employers must report to OSHA. All employers under OSHA jurisdiction must report all work-related fatalities, hospitalizations, amputations and losses of an eye to OSHA, even employers who are exempt from routinely keeping OSHA injury and illness records due to company size or industry. Previously, employers had to report the following to OSHA: * All work-related fatalities * Work-related hospitalizations of three or more employees Effective in 2015, employers have to report the following to OSHA: * All work-related fatalities * All work-related inpatient hospitalizations of one or more employees * All work-related amputations * All work-related losses of an eye Employers must report work-related fatalities within eight hours of finding out about them. Employers only have to report fatalities that occurred within 30 days of a work-related incident. For any inpatient hospitalization, amputation, or eye loss employers must report the incident within 24 hours of learning about it. Employers only have to report an inpatient hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye that occurs within 24 hours of a work-related incident. Virginia Enforcement Policy As local Virginia government employees are not under OSHA, the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) has created their own version of this policy. According to Virginia Code § 40.151.1.D, every employer shall report to the DOLI within eight hours any work-related incident that results in: * A fatality * The inpatient hospitalization of one or more persons * An amputation * The loss of an eye The incident should be reported when it occurs, if possible. If it is not, the employer is required to report the incident within eight hours of the time that it is made known to any agent or employee of the employer. If an employee dies as a result of the incident, the employer is required to report the death to DOLI within eight hours of learning of the death. Under OSHA's recordkeeping regulation, certain covered employers are required to prepare and maintain records of serious occupational injuries and illnesses using the OSHA 300 Log. This information is important for employers, workers and OSHA in evaluating the safety of a workplace, understanding industry hazards, and implementing worker protections to reduce and eliminate hazards. Employers with 10 or fewer employees throughout the previous calendar year do not need to complete these forms. In addition to the small employer exemption, there is an exemption for establishments classified in certain industries. A complete list of exempt industries can be found on the OSHA web page at www.osha.gov. For more information on OSHA's Injury and Illness Recordkeeping forms and requirements visit https://www. osha.gov/recordkeeping/RKforms.html. If you need help with OSHA's Recordkeeping Rules or any of your safety training, give us a call. VRWA All employers under OSHA jurisdiction must report all workrelated fatalities, hospitalizations, amputations and losses of an eye to OSHA, even employers who are exempt from routinely keeping OSHA injury and illness records due to company size or industry. staff is always willing to assist your agency with your training needs. References: https://www.osha.gov https://www.vmlins.org www.vrwa.org 29 http://www.osha.gov https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/RKforms.html https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/RKforms.html https://www.osha.gov https://www.vmlins.org http://www.vrwa.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Streamline - Summer 2016

From the President: Life’s a Dance
From the Executive Director: Drum Roll Please...
VRWA’s 2016 Conference Highlights
VRWA Says “Until We Meet Again
System Efficiency and Production: Time for a Change???
Confessions of the Chronically Late
OSHA’S Recordkeeping Rule
Lead
Revenue and Reasonable Rates
Spoofed!
When and How to Use Piping Restraints
Retaining Operators: Is it Really Just About $$?
NRWA Recap
What is WaterPAC?
Note from Myrica Keiser, Executive Director, VRWA
Throwing My Loop: The Secret to Creativity
VRWA Members Corner
eLearning Benefits
Membership Application
Benefits for VRWA Members
Mail Bag
Board of Directors
VRWA Committees
Index to Advertisers/Ad.com

Streamline - Summer 2016

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