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• Title: Intro to 29 CFR Part 1904, Reporting of Fatality or Multiple Hospitalization Incidents

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

29 CFR Part 1904

[Docket No. R-01]

Reporting of Fatality or Multiple Hospitalization Incidents

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Labor.

ACTION: Final rule.

SUMMARY: This final rule revises regulation on Reporting of Fatality or Multiple Hospitalization Accidents. Along with numerous clarifications and several minor modifications, this revision makes three major changes to the former reporting requirements: First, whereas the former regulation applied to employment accidents which resulted in one or more fatalities or hospitalizations of five or more employees, the regulation is expanded to require the reporting of work related incidents resulting in the death of an employee or the hospitalization of three or more employees. Second, the regulation requires the employer to verbally report such incidents within 8 hours after the employer learns of it, instead of 48 hours by either written or verbal communication. Third, whether or not an incident is immediately reportable, if it results in the death of an employee or the in-patient hospitalization of 3 or more employees within 30 days of the incident, OSHA requires that the employer report the fatality/multiple hospitalization within 8 hours after learning of it.

The materials upon which OSHA has relied in drafting this final rule are available for review and copying in the OSHA Docket Office.

DATES: The new regulation will become effective on May 2, 1994.

ADDRESSES: In compliance with 28 U.S.C. 2112(a), the Agency designates for receipt of petitions for review of the regulation, the Associate Solicitor for Occupational Safety and Health, Office of the Solicitor, room S4004, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Mr. James F. Foster, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of Information and Consumer Affairs, room N-3647, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, phone (202) 219-8148.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In this preamble, OSHA identifies sources of information submitted to the record by an exhibit number (Ex. 2). When applicable, comment numbers follow the exhibit in which they are contained (Ex. 2: 1). If more than one comment within an exhibit is cited, the comment numbers are separated by commas (Ex. 2: 1, 2, 3). For quoted material, page numbers are cited if other than page one (p. 2).

[59 FR 15594, April 1, 1994; 59 FR 16895, April 8, 1994]

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