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A summary of the Fatality and Severe Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements

Fatalities

Employers are required to report each fatality within 8 hours of the death, for all fatalities occurring within 30 days of the incident.

Hospitalizations

Employers are required to report each in-patient hospitalization within 24 hours of the hospitalization, for all hospitalizations occurring within 24 hours of the work-related incident.

In-patient hospitalization defined as a formal admission to the in-patient service of a hospital or clinic for care or treatment.

Amputations

Employers are required to report each amputation within 24 hours of the amputation, for all amputations occurring within 24 hours of the work-related incident.

Definition comes from BLS OIICS Manual 2010.

Losses of an eye

Employers are required to report each loss of an eye within 24 hours of the loss of an eye, for all losses of an eye occurring within 24 hours of the work-related incident.

Reporting options

Three options: by telephone or in person to OSHA Area Office; or by telephone to 1-800-321-OSHA; or by electronic submission on OSHA.gov.

Knowledge of event

Employer is required to report if event (fatality, in-patient hospitalization, amputation, loss of an eye) is reported to employer or employer’s agent(s).

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