New OSHA requirements that will affect all TNRMT members are listed below.
Changes in New OSHA (TOSHA Reporting Requirements)
Under the new regulations, employers are now required to report to OSHA if the following occurs:
In the past you only had to report hospitalizations if there were 3 or more employees involved. Employers were also not required to report amputations or eye loss incidents. OSHA and TOSHA now state fatalities include workers who die within 30 days of the incident.
What is considered a hospitalization?
Under OSHA and TOSHA's new rule a hospitalization is defined as admission to a hospital for medical care or treatment. If a worker is hospitalized for the sole purpose of diagnostics or observation, employers are not required to report that to OSHA or TOSHA. Additionally, only hospitalizations that occur within one day of the incident must be reported.
Information that will be required to OSHA if the above applies:
Reporting: Hospitalization, Amputation, or Loss of an Eye
In-patient hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye must be reported to Tennessee OSHA if the loss or admission to the hospital occurs within 24 hours of the work-related incident.
You can report these events to Tennessee OSHA by:
For additional information on TOSHA reporting, please visit http://www.tennessee.gov/workforce/topic/tosha-accident-reporting
Please contact your Loss Control Specialist with any questions on this or any other safety and/or loss prevention topic:
Jason Baggett - (865) 850-4995
Chris Stites - (615) 289-4101
Mark Bilyeu - (615) 210-7827