Are you aware of the new OSHA notification rules and are you prepared to develop an effective disaster preparedness Emergency Action Plan?
New OSHA notification rules for work-related incidents:
Within eight (8) hours after the death of any employee as a result of a work-related incident, you must report the fatality to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Department of Labor. 1904.39(a)(1)
Within twenty-four (24) hours after the in-patient hospitalization of one or more employees or an employee’s amputation or an employee’s loss of an eye, as a result of a work-related incident, you must report the in-patient hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye to OSHA. 1904.39(a)(2)
8 Critical Steps to a Successful Incident Recovery
- Your number one priority is to take care of the injured employee.
- Secure the scene and prevent anyone else from getting hurt.
- Notify the appropriate people within your organization.
- If the injury qualifies, notify OSHA within the required time.
- Begin the investigation process and collect the facts.
- Identify ways to prevent similar injuries in the future.
- Develop a sustainable Incident Recovery Plan.
- Follow through with your Incident Recovery Plan.
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