Changes to MIOSHA’s Recording and Reporting of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (Part 11) are coming soon!
by Bill Schneider
MIOSHA announced that beginning September 1, 2015, the state will implement the new federal injury reporting rules for severe injuries that became effective January 1st of this year. All Michigan employers will be required to report any work-related amputation, loss of an eye, or in-patient hospitalization of any employee, within 24 hours of the incident. Twenty-five additional industries have been included in these rules, too.
Employers will be able to report an incident using the MIOSHA Recordkeeping website or by calling the new injury reporting hotline. MIOSHA warns that the online system should not be used for reporting work-related fatalities. Fatalities must be reported within 8 hours by calling the current Fatality hotline at (800) 858-0397.
More information can be obtained from the MIOSHA Website, or by calling MIOSHA at (517) 322-1848.
Ohio and other non-state-plan states – The new recordkeeping and reporting rules became effective on January 1, 2015.
How do you report an injury event to Federal OSHA? Employers have three options: