New OSHA Injury and Illness Reporting Rules in Place in Wyoming

CHEYENNE - The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is alerting Wyoming employers to a revised rule, now effective in Wyoming, which requires employers to notify Wyoming OSHA when an employee suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye. The notification is required within 24 hours of the incident. The rule is required by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Previously, OSHA required an employer to only report work-related fatalities and workplace incidents resulting in in-patient hospitalizations of three or more employees. The reporting requirements regarding individual hospitalizations, amputations or loss of an eye were not previously in place. Employers are still required to notify Wyoming OSHA of workplace fatalities within eight hours.

To report an incident, employers can call (800) 321-6742 or contact the local Wyoming OSHA office during normal business hours. An electronic reporting option at osha.gov will be available soon.

Wyoming OSHA offers free on-site health and safety consultation services for all Wyoming employers. To request services or receive more information, call (307) 777-7786 or visit wyomingworkforce.org.

Additional information on the regulations associated with 1904 and the recordkeeping requirements can be found at osha.gov/recordkeeping2014.

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